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German bombs fell on Cairo last week. More than a year ago, when the Nazis were pouring down into Greece, Winston Churchill vowed that any bombing of Athens or Cairo would be followed by the "systematic bombing of Rome." Athens was not touched. Neither, up to last week, was Cairo.

The German command in North Africa may not have cared whether or not Churchill made good his threat to retaliate against Rome. The raids—two of them within the space of three days—were prompted by military necessity. Objectives were airdromes from which Allied planes had been harrying Rommel's supply lines. Actually, though...

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