World War, SOUTHERN THEATRE: Jobs Done and To Do

Britain's Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Chief of Imperial General Staff General Sir John Greer Dill flew to Cairo last week. The two men carried with them a tremendous responsibility. Two weeks before, the British had captured Bengasi, and for two weeks the Imperial Army of the Nile had been consolidating its conquests. The messages these two men took from London to General Sir Archibald Percival Wavell, the discussions all three would have, and the plans Sir Archibald and his aides would then draw up —these things would decide not only the...

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