Italy's portion of the Axis war on Great Britain continued last week to simmer on the back of the Mediterranean stove, evidently waiting for the Vienna chefs to season their Balkan stew (see p. 24), for cooler weather in the Egyptian desert, for the end of the rains in Ethiopia, for Germany to hamstring the British at home or join in a Southern Theatre attack. To keep the pot respectably warm, the Italian Air Force performed a few missions:

>For the umpteenth time made passes at Malta (out of which it has signally failed...

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