When Italian officers put away their glittering swords and appear at cafe tables in Sam Browne belts, then tourists know that maneuvers are beginning. They began last week from Asti in Piedmont south across the Ligurian Alps to the Italian Riviera. The problem was obvious: the defense of Genoa and the manufacturing cities of Italy's north from a French invasion through the mountain passes and along the seacoast. The Fascist militia was mobilized, acting in reserve for the regular troops. In the field too were little King Victor Emmanuel and Il Duce, who hurried...

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