World Battlefronts: Naval Victory on Land

A great naval victory was won last week on the dry, hill-ribbed terrain of southern Tunisia. General Sir Harold R. L. G. Alexander, deputy commander of Allied forces there, pointed out this fact in a press conference. The juncture of the Eighth Army with other Allied forces meant that General Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's troops could now be supplied from French North African ports rather than the Middle East. A tremendous amount of merchant and naval shipping, more than all the U-boats sink in many weeks, would therefore be relieved from the six-week trip around Africa to the Red Sea and...

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