Anglo-Italian Rivalry in the Mediterranean

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Tension Over Ethiopian and Spanish Crises

Italy's thinly veiled support of the Spanish insurgent cause, following hard upon her conquest and annexation of Ethiopia, has operated to continue the strain in Anglo-Italian relations that began in the late summer of 1935. Mussolini's campaign in East Africa and his aid to the Fascist uprising in the Iberian Peninsula have threatened Great Britain's imperial communications at two vital points—Suez and Gibraltar—and offered a challenge to the supremacy of the Mediterranean held by England for over two centuries. On ...

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