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The Spectator at war: Advice for Italy

From ‘News of the Week’ in The Spectator, 19 September 1914:

As friends of Italy, we feel bound to point out once more that she will make a capital error if she does not take action at once and join the Entente, and join it not in a half-hearted but in a whole-hearted way. To put the matter quite plainly, if Italy does not join in when her help would be valuable, but waits till no one has any particular need for her assistance, she will be told that nobody can receive the reward of a rescuer who encumbers with his help a man who has reached the shore by his own exertions.

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