This is another day of solemn decision in Italy's
history and of memorable events destined to give a new course to the
history of continents.
The powers of the steel pact, Fascist Italy and Nationalist
Socialist Germany, ever closely linked, participate from today on the
side of heroic Japan against the United States of America.
The Tripartite Pact becomes a military alliance which
draws around its colors 250,000,000 men determined to do all in order
Neither the Axis nor Japan wanted an extension of
One man, one man only, a real tyrannical democrat,
through a series of infinite provocations, betraying with a supreme
fraud the population of his country, wanted the war and had prepared
for it day by day with diabolical obstinacy.
The formidable blows that on the immense Pacific expanse
have been already inflicted on American forces show how prepared are
the soldiers of the Empire of the Rising Sun.
I say to you, and you will understand, that it is
a privilege to fight with them.
Today, the Tripartite Pact, with the plenitude of
its forces and its moral and material resources, is a formidable instrument
for the war and a certainty for victory.
Tomorrow, the Tripartite Pact will become an instrument
of just peace between the peoples.
Italians! Once more arise and be worthy of this historical
We shall win.