World: Out of a Sand Trap

General Erwin Rommel squeezed the remnants of his Afrika Korps out of a tight spot last week. After waiting desperately for reinforcements to support his stand at Agedábia, Rommel, under cover of a sand storm, beat a successful 100-mile retreat to el-Aghéila, southwest of Agedábia—closer to his own base and source of reinforcements. The storm was so bad that British mobile units could not keep up with him. Once again Rommel had shown smart generalship in coping with a superior enemy.


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