World Battlefronts, STRATEGY: If Not Today, Then Tomorrow

In North Africa, the base of Allied operations against southern Europe, the Prime Minister of Britain and the commander of all U.S. armies conferred last week with General Dwight Eisenhower. Winston Churchill had returned to London, but General George C. Marshall was still in Africa when authorized accounts of the conference appeared:

¶First in Washington, then in Algiers, the Allied strategists planned "the most powerful blow possible at the Axis."

¶The strategic aim of the Allies is to conserve and mass available forces "to strike mightily in one theater."

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