World Battlefronts: MEN AT WAR: Active Again

Since 1938, when 55-year-old Admiral Sir Bertram H. Ramsay went on the Royal Navy's retired list, he has: 1) evacuated the B.E.F. from Dunkirk; 2) planned the North African expedition; 3) organized the Sicily invasion; 4) turned (last December) to planning the naval phase of the Second Front.

Last week the Admiralty, never renowned for snap decisions, duly arrived at one. It put Admiral Ramsay (who will command Allied naval forces for the invasion) back on the active list.

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