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NEWS FROM THE FRONT No pain no gain – but unfortunately unnecessary pain when the obvious dangers are ignored. Politicians suffer no pain – you do. 21st April, 1941 : The SS Adolf Hitler Division takes Ioannina, on the flank … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd March, 1919 : Benito Mussolini, a socialist journalist who broke with the Italian Socialist Party at the beginning of the war, has formed his own party, the Fasci di Combattimento. Appealing to veterans … Continue reading

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february / 22

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 22nd February, 1935 : Italian troops in tropical uniforms boarded the Vulcania, a commandeered cruise liner, at Messina, Sicily, as Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator, abandoned seeking a peaceful solution to the border dispute … Continue reading

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december / 15

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 15th December, 1934 : War clouds are gathering over the Horn of Africa after an incident involving Italian and Abyssinian troops at Wal Wal, a desert oasis near the border with Italian Somaliland. In … Continue reading

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may memories / 02

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 2nd May, 1938 : A “new era” in Britain’s relations with Italy was promised by Mr Chamberlain tonight when he won House of Commons approval for the recently negotiated Anglo-Italian Agreement. He talked warmly … Continue reading

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march memories / 23

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 23rd March, 1933 : The Prime Minister went to the House of Commons today to justify his meeting with Signor Mussolini in Rome and his new disarmament proposals. Mr McDonald told the packed House … Continue reading

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october memories / 29

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 29th October, 1922 : Benito Mussolini, the Duce of the Fascists, is the dictator of Italy, a position won for him by 24,000 of his black-shirted men who marched on Rome from Naples. Their … Continue reading

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