World War, STRATEGY: Mediterranean Balance Sheet

The citizens and editors of London grew petulant last week over what seemed to them a gross blunder in British strategy: denuding Libya to undertake a hopeless campaign in Greece. The apparent threat to the Suez Canal had them scared. "This is no diversion," said the London Evening News. "Glossing it over with vague, official words of comfort—words which long since have lost all their par value on the public market—is mere futility. The blunt truth is that while we were sitting back easily congratulating ourselves on our triumphs over the Italians,...

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