World Battlefronts: MEDITERRANEAN: Malta Takes It

For six weeks Axis planes have kept up a concentrated bombing effort on Malta that has no parallel in this war. Operating 24 hours a day, Axis high-level and dive-bombers have raided the island over 150 times since Jan. 1. As many as 17 alarms have occurred in 24 hours.

Still undecided about the final explanation for the concentrated attacks, London hinted at invasion last week. But with General Erwin Rommel hanging on in Libya by the skin of his gritty teeth, the bombings probably covered a concerted German effort to get reinforcements to his Afrika Korps and...

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