The news piled up:
> Observers on the Spanish coast, opposite Gibraltar, reported the assemblage at the Rock of a mighty fleetthree battleships, four aircraft carriers, four cruisers, 24 destroyers, twelve "scout ships," six submarines.
> A big British convoy fought its way through the western Mediterranean (see col. 2).
> A squadron of the Royal Navy, in a risky but successful action, drew up before the Italian island of Rhodes (off Asia Minor) and gave it a twelve-minute shelling.
> At Pylos in the Aegean Sea, U.S. airmen from Egypt bombed Italian warships, hit...