Nazi Press Hails Closer Italo-reich Relations; Mussolini Talk on Air

The German press today hailed what it called Italy’s “farewell to Geneva” announced at Milan yesterday by Premier Benito Mussolini, the Havas News Agency reported.

The new era in Italo-German relations was brought home to all Germans when Il Duce’s speech was re-broadcast on a nation-wide hook-up, the first time a foreign statesman has been given the hospitality of Nazi-controlled other waves.

German listeners heard the roar of approval from a quarter of a million Italian throats that followed Il Duce’s statement that the League of Nations had all but expired as an instrument of world peace.

The Montage Post declared today that Mussolini had made his final farewell to Geneva and had given all Europe “an example to follow” by concluding an Italo-German entente.

“The speech clarified the international atmosphere,” said the Koelnische Zeitung. Il Duce dispensed with diplomatic formulas and “like a reaper cutting grass,” swept away “fatal illusions” which still abound in Europe.

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