SOUTHERN THEATRE: Little Dunkirk

Hot little Berbera, capital of British Somaliland, last week went down in the annals of World War II on the same list as Andalsnes, Namsos, Narvik and Dunkirk. Another "strategic withdrawal" was performed there by the British after only two weeks of fighting against Italy's mechanized invasion. To Italy went 344,700 new subjects in 68,000 square miles of new territory which, while far from rich or productive, rounded out her total hold on Africa's northeast shoulder, rid her of a rear threat to further operations against the British in Egypt, Suez, Palestine,...

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