World Battlefronts: Channel Secured

The British, settled in Madagascar, had a grip on the vital Indian Ocean sentry box the Jap would have given a lot to own. But Axis submarines still operated sporadically to the west in the Mozambique Channel, between Madagascar and the African mainland, through which ship-borne supplies and men flowed north to Russia, the Near East and India. Last week the British announced that they had taken another step.

By night a raid force of the King's African Rifles, marines and commando units slipped out of Madagascar's Diego Suarez, by next nightfall were within range of Vichy's island of Mayotte in the...

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