ARMY: Progress Report, May 11, 1942

When able, taciturn Brigadier General Russell Maxwell and a small staff quietly disappeared into Egypt six months ago, the public knew that they were off to establish the U.S. Military North African Mission. Since then, while uniforms of his growing staff have become a common sight on the streets of Cairo, there have been only such shreds of news as Maxwell's promotion. Says the new Major General: "I like to talk about work done, not work . . . being done."

But last week war prophets pointed to the Middle East as the "logical" point for the long-awaited Axis spring offensive....

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