BATTLE OF AFRICA: R. S. V. P.

"Your prime and main duty will be to take or destroy at the earliest opportunity the German-Italian army commanded by Rommel," Winston Churchill last summer informed General Sir Harold Alexander, his Commander in the Middle East.

"Sir: Orders you gave me on Aug. 15, 1942 have been fulfilled,"* recently replied Sir Harold. "His Majesty's enemies, together with their impediments, have been eliminated from Egypt, Cyrenaica, Libya and Tripolitania. I now await your further instructions."

"Obviously we shall have to think of some," Mr. Churchill told a laughing House of Commons last week. "Indeed, this was one of the more detailed matters...

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