National Defense: Object Lesson

To the officers of the Second and Third Armies, resting from their far from sham labors in far-flung sham battle, the GHQ's Chief of Staff spoke pregnant words. Said Lieut. General Lesley James McNair: "There can be no excuse for another Guadalajara."

General McNair's reference to the rout of Italian troops by Russian airmen in Spain was pointed: In the first Battle of Louisiana, soldiers on the ground had been noticeably more inclined to stop and stare at attacking aircraft than to scatter and try to shoot them down.

To make Guadalajara more than just...

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