World: Tactician on Top

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In England tactical air force men examined a piece of paper and grinned. It was a captured German instruction sheet for towing strings of bicycles behind trucks. It told them nothing new. But it was an intimate proof of how well the greatest tactical air operation in history was working.

U.S. and British flyers, under a unified command, had not only cut off the battle field of northwestern France from the rest of Europe. They had also made it a place where the Germans' rolling stock could move only by night, where...

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