Instead of sailing for New York last week, comfortably full of U. S. tourists, Italy's gaudy, ornate, popular Vulcania cleared from Naples pack-jammed with excited Italian troops. They waved pith helmets, brandished rifles tipped with the Italian tricolor and roared alternately "Live The Duce!" and "Live The King!" In each soldier's breast pocket was a handy picture of Il Duce inspiringly autographed:

Better live one day as Lions than 100 years as Lambs—Mussolini.

Thirty thousand gallons of airplane gasoline meanwhile arrived in Italian Somaliland, ready to power the bombers that Il Duce and Il Re may hurl...

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