SOUTHERN THEATRE Hot Rock: Hot Rock

SOUTHERN THEATRE

Sweltering hot though it is, with its beetling, sun-scorched Rock radiating heat all day, Gibraltar became hotter still last week. Italian bombers from bases 1,000 miles away repeatedly dropped monster explosions upon it. British warships in the anchorage on the Rock's west side were prime targets, the sea power that keeps Italy corked into the Mediterranean. The Italians claimed they hit and fired some of the ships. Watchers in Algeciras across the bay and in Tangier across the Strait could not tell, but they could see and hear the Rock erupt an inferno...

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