World Battlefronts, STRATEGY: If Egypt Falls . . .

If Egypt Falls. . .

Within reach of his sand-scarred hands Field Marshal Erwin Rommel had the greatest war prize since the Japanese took the Dutch East Indies. If he lays his hands on Alexandria, already within easy bombing range of his forward bases, the Mediterranean will belong to the Axis. Give him Suez, and he will have opened the gate of the Near East, to the Axis.

More than that, the fall of Egypt would be a threat to the entire Russian front, for the eastern European front extends in fact from Murmansk down through the Caucasus to the wreckage...

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