World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF AFRICA: Promissory Front

This week the Allies offered Hitler a second front. More important, the offer was made on terms which made it very nearly as painful for him to refuse as to accept.

Just at the time when Rommel's remnants were fleeing before the British in Egypt (see p. 27), U.S. troops landed along the whole coast line of Vichy Morocco and Algeria. Instantly Hitler's already serious problem of trying to keep an Axis foothold in Africa became just twice as serious.

In his broadcast from Munich (see p. 36) Hitler virtually confessed that he could not now meet the danger in Africa...

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