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Highlights from the International Herald Tribune archives: Winston Churchill calls upon Italians to oust Mussolini, in 1940; A play focusing on issues of race could cost a teacher her job in 1965.

1940 Churchill Addresses Italians

LONDON Prime Minister Winston Churchill, in a radio speech addressed directly to the Italian people, appealed to them tonight [Dec. 23] to realize that, as he declared, "one man and one man alone" -- Premier Benito Mussolini -- was responsible if they found themselves now at war and facing the armed might of all the British Empire. In an evident attempt to detach the Italians from loyalty to Mussolini, Churchill asserted that King Victor Emmanuel III, Pope Pius XII, the Catholic Church and the Italian people all had opposed Italy's entry into the war. …

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