World Battlefronts, THE MEDITERRANEAN: The Game & The Trap

The Allied planes over Italy, Sardinia, Sicily and Pantelleria last week were probably harbingers of invasion. But the tempo and concentration of the attacks were achievements in themselves. Unfolding in the Mediterranean was a carefully devised, fiercely executed pattern of strategic bombing.

During the Battle of Tunisia, such bombing had been aimed primarily at the enemy's air-&-water routes. Now it was aimed at the enemy's supply and operational bases, at the enemy air force, and at the enemy's morale. And the weight of the attacks was increasing on a cumulative scale which multiplied the effects of each mission.

The Game. In March,...

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