3 APRIL 1920, Page 25

Italy Revisited. By Joseph Collins. (T. Fisher Unwin. 10s. 6d.

net.)—The author was attached to the American Military

Mission in Italy in the last year of the war. He 'touches sym. pathetically, but not uncritically, on various aspects of Italian life. His chapter on the early stages of the Adriatic controversy is of interest. "Most unprejudiced observers will agree that the Italians are justified in being suspicious of the Slav peoples. They were their ferocious and determined enemies till yesterday." " It would have been wise, prudent, and helpful had the Jugo- Slays not rushed things so much." But he adds that Italy must be generous. Mr. Collins visited Trento and Veneto immediately after the Austrian collapse. He was told that the Austrians would have broken up if they had been attacked four months earlier. They had looted Udine of everything portable, down to the very door-knobs, before their flight.