World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF AFRICA: The Plotters of Souk-el-Spaatz

In the evening, Tin Pan Alley tunes, thumped and wheezed from a piano and an accordion, split the African darkness. The racket came from a rococo Moorish villa which soldiers in the area call "Souk*-el-Spaatz." But the concerts are only occasional. Most of the time Souk-el-Spaatz is a silent hive of conspiring and conferring men. It is the headquarters of the air war being waged by the Allies in Tunisia.

The principal conferees are four: shrewd, jug-eared Sir Arthur Tedder, dried-up, taciturn Carl ("Tooey") Spaatz, wiry, ebullient Jimmy Doolittle and handsome Arthur...

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