World War, SOUTHERN THEATER: Gambit at Gambut

The General Officer Commanding the British forces in Egypt thought he saw something coming from the direction of Libya last week—something pretty big. He decided to strike the big thing before it struck him.

The General Officer Commanding had been busy preparing for this something for several weeks, but his name was announced to the world only last week just before he went into action: Lieut. General Sir James Handyside Marshall-Cornwall. Sir James is one of the most versatile men in the British Army. He started as an artilleryman. He was largely responsible for training the British Intelligence Corps...