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Pact of Steel in 1939... Italy & germnay unite...

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May 23, 1939

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 23, 1939 

* Pact of Steel alliance
* Nazi Germany and Italy unite
* Adolph Hitler & Benito Mussolini

The top of the front page has a two column headline: "AXIS POWERS SIGN TEN-YEAR ALLIANCE TO REMAKE EUROPE" with subheads. (see) Much more on page 8 with complete text of the speeches that were made. First report coverage on the signing of the pact which brought Italy and Germany together shortly before the outbreak of World War II. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 46 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Light creasing along the 1st column which slightly affects mentioned report, otherwise nice.

Category: The 20th Century