World War: Counterattack in Libya?

Part of the Imperial Army of the Nile, having cut its teeth on the Italians in Libya, may last week have been called upon for a far more important job in Greece. But in that Army's rightful sphere—Libya and Egypt—there was still work to do.

Fortnight ago, the British warned that the central Mediterranean was henceforth unsafe for shipping, few days later announced that their submarines in that area had sunk eight Axis supply ships and transports. This suggested that new troops, possibly German, were being hurriedly ferried across to Libya. Last week Berlin and Rome proudly announced that a German...

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