World Battlefronts, STRATEGY: The African Way?

Perhaps the "military idiots" of London and Washington were merely inciting Adolf Hitler to further rage and bafflement (see p. 23). Perhaps the Germans were merely inciting the Vichyfrench to open war on Hitler's side. Or perhaps the many signs of visible preparation last week meant what they seemed to mean: that the Allies, unwilling to risk a second front in Western Europe this year, were getting ready to move in Africa instead.

>Axis broadcasters reported, with a great air of knowledge, that U.S. combat forces were massing in western Africa (see...

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