Wednesday, April 14, 2010

On April 14

On this day in ...
... 1935 (75 years ago today), an international meeting ended at Stresa, a town at Lake Maggiore (below left), with the Final Declaration of the Stresa Conference. By this pact Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, along with leaders of France and Britain, aimed "to resist further German breaches" of the post-World War I Versailles Treaty "and German actions likely to endanger the peace of Europe." Among other things, the independence of Austria was deemed "common policy." Within years the parties would fight against one another in World War II.

(Prior April 14 posts are here, here, and here)

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