STRATEGY: Give Us a Sign

Oliver Lyttelton, one of Winston Churchill's Ministers (Production), had said that by the end of this week the Allies would have "some sign of future events ... a breathless moment ... the first evidence of victory." If his words meant anything—and so many words of promise had meant less than nothing—the day of action was at hand.

Dakar? The Axis reported angrily that the Allies had blockaded Vichy's port on the hump of West Africa and were about to seize it. If so, the Allies were aiming at a point of constant threat to the mid-atlantic, to Brazil (1,800 miles...

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