World War, SOUTHERN THEATER: Mighty Invasion

Vichy announced: The British and Free French are invading Vichy Somaliland; they have sent two columns from Eritrea toward the strategic port of Djibouti.

The British: That's the first we've heard of it.

The Governor of Somaliland: After advancing on the town of Tadjoura, the columns are rapidly retreating toward Eritrea.

The British: They never went in.

Clue to the invasion, supplied by the Somaliland radio: A band of askaris made a raid to steal a flock of sheep and goats, failed.


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