File No. 763.72/8862
The Ambassador in Italy ( Page ) to the Secretary of State
[Received 11.50 p.m.]
1417. Bevione, member of League for Prosecuting War, read in the Chamber of Deputies yesterday secret treaty of April 26, 1915,2 [Page 116] hitherto unpublished in Italy. He declared Italy’s claims to round out nationality and defensive frontier indisputable but recognized change in the situation touching other claims [regarding] colonial expansion. Publication generally applauded.
Press generally approves President’s message but Idea Nazionale criticises it.
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