The Leftists' obvious military strategy in Spain's civil war is to check Rightist offensives by attacking in other sectors. This strategy has been successful because Generalissimo Francisco Franco is short on trained soldiers. To meet a Leftist attack, he has to withdraw men from his own offensive.

Last week the Rightists took back at least half of the Ebro River salient. It looked as if they were going to take all of it. Suddenly the Leftists sprang an offensive 30 mile's north on the Segre River, for a time threatened to take the...

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