28 July 1920, Benito Mussolini admits the defeat in the Vlora War

The defeat in the Vlora War was also accepted by the most reactionary leaders of Rome. Benito Mussolini in the article, “The Most Thrilling Adriatic Sea,” published on July 28, 1920, describes the loss in Albania, the worst of all the other losses. “In other disagreements he emphasizes, we lost positions, materials and people” but did not lose the will to retreat and regain. This time, our defeat, is of the moral order and now we have diplomatically stamped it as an acknowledged and accomplished fact: few thousand Albanians without artillery roared in Vlora and to avoid launching in the sea we opened talks without any result ‘”.

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