President Edelmiro Farrell looked like the morning after a hard night. Red-eyed from sleepless bickering with his fellow militarists, he faced the Argentine press. "Gentlemen," he snapped, "a decision has been reached. In a few minutes you will get a document. That's all."

Herded into the next room, the newsmen got the same short shrift from equally red-eyed Presidential Secretary Colonel Gregorio Tauber. "Gentlemen," he said, "the President and his ministers have made a decision which . . . joins the nation with her sister nations of America. . . . We have taken the grave resolution of declaring war...

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