International: Operation Pullback

Between the Baltic Sea and the Bavarian Alps, the U.S., Britain and France have a string of air bases equal to any in the world. Inherited from the Nazis, the accommodations at these bases reflect the care that Hermann Goring lavished on his pet Luftwaffe. Runways (extended by the jet-flying allies) are long and smooth, operations buildings snugly efficient, living quarters furnished down to the last monogrammed china dinner service.* Only snag about the old German system of air bases: it faces the wrong way. The best of the fields, i.e., those in the Reich's rear areas, have two irremediable defects:...

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