World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF AFRICA: Run, Fox

Once again the fox was in flight. For three weeks, while General Sir Bernard Law Montgomery cautiously poked at him, Erwin Rommel had crouched in the bottleneck of El Aghéila, holed up. Montgomery had been in no hurry to attack. He had had to bring up supplies across the 700 miles of desert which Rommel had already covered in his retreat from El Alamein. Until he was ready, he had kept Rommel in a state of nervousness with jabs of armored cars and tanks. First clue to his readiness came last week. Heavy...

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