World War: AT SEA: Battle of the Bottleneck

From the meeting of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini last week (see p. 21) welled ominous indications that a new campaign was about to be launched—possibly in a matter of a few days. The big question was where. The war, slowing to a lull in the Balkans and in Greece, bogging down in a seven-day sandstorm at Tobruch, flaming fitfully in the ragged weather over Britain, gave little clue. But the British, sure trouble was coming, thought they knew the answer (see below). Meanwhile the important military news of the week was the story...

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