During a meeting with Mussolini and Visconti Prasca, Ciano outlines the aim to force Greece to surrender the area of northern Epirus (Albanian Tsamouria) in two weeks time and to annex the area. After the meeting Parasca starts preparations for Contingency G.
The Delfino is sailing from Rhodes and the sinking in unintentional as it undermines Ciano's attack plans. In the aftermath of this sinking German foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop warns Italy's representatives not to undertake a 'Balkan venture' that could destabilise the region.
Contingency G is postponed to 1 October and then subsequently 20 October.
The Italian Army staff issues plans for Contingency G and reinforcements are sent to Albania.
Mussolini orders preparations to begin for Contingency G and sets the start date of 26 October.
In a meeting Mussolini reveals his intention is to seize all of Greece as opposed to the currently planned limited occupation of territory adjacent to Albania.
Contingency G is further postponed to 28 October.
The Italian ultimatum to accept the annexation of Epirus is rejected by Greece. Italy launches its attack on Greece. Mussolini meets Hitler in Florence.