EGYPT: Wriggles & Wangles

The British Admiralty were in course last week of transferring their main historical Mediterranean base from Malta, which belongs to the Empire, to Alexandria, which belongs to Egypt. "Alexandria," cried British President of the Board of Trade Walter Runciman, "is now the strategic centre of the world!"

Rimmed with British anti-aircraft guns, the mouth of Alexandria's harbor was crammed with British war boats. From England and from India brigades of infantry poured in. Squadron after squadron of British battle planes arrived via Greece to settle down on the well-sandbagged British air...

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