World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EGYPT: On the One-Yard Line

Field Marshal Rommel had called for time out on the one-yard line. After marching nearly the length of the field in an unbroken series of power plays, he needed to pull his team together for the last effort. His players needed to sponge their faces and have their ankles taped. He also hoped his coach could send in some fresh backs to carry the ball. So he drew his team back into a huddle.

That was the situation in the battle of Egypt when last week began. That was the situation when it ended....

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