NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
27th April, 1915 : The worst fears of Germany and Austria have been realised. It is learned that Antonio Salandra, the Premier, has authorised the signing in London of a secret treaty with Britain, France and Russia; Italy will come in on the Allied side and her territorial claims against Austria will be satisfied. The Catholic Party wanted to stay neutral, Republicans were for the Allies and the Socialists split. A young radical, Benito Mussolini, started his own paper to campaign for the Allies.