World Battlefronts, STRATEGY: A Meaning of Reverses

The Allied world had to put some cross-pieces and braces in its frame of mind last week, for the frame was shaken. Rommel having moved before the Allies were set in Africa was one thing; he was an attacker from way back. But for the Germans to attack in Russia, not just locally, but vastly, 80 miles at a clip (see p. 25)—that was different. The knowledge that U-boats were swarming in on American shores, which had been long unmolested (see p. 20)—that was different, too.

Yet the Allies still held the strategic offensive against Germany. On every front they...

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