World Battlefronts, STRATEGY: Who Tires Soonest?

We have prepared for ourselves a very simple program. In the first place, under all circumstances, we must hold whatever must be held. . . . Let the others attack as much as they wish wherever we have no intention to advance. We must . . . wait to see who tires soonest.

So said Adolf Hitler last Oct. 1. By his measure of German gain & loss, the Allies last week still had to inflict a definitive defeat upon the Axis. Rommel was fleeing through Libya and the Allies were at his back in Tunisia, but the Germans were still...

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