World: Many Battles, One Scheme

The battles of the world, both those being fought and those apparently about to be fought, fell into a single scheme. They were all attacks on, or defenses of, three of the Allies' strongholds: > The Allies gave ground in the battle of the China Sea for Singapore (see p. 13). > The British had their wind up last week about Gibraltar. They suspected Spain and were not sure of Portugal (see p. 22). But the actual disposition of Axis forces did not appear to substantiate British fear of an immediate assault on Gibraltar. > Suez was threatened...

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