Gen. Auchinleck's struggle against the German Panzers in Libya is the 2nd phase in the campaign begun by General Wavell for the security of Egypt. For Suez is the pivot of World strategy. In Freedom's darkest hour Wavell with a handful of soldiers-Australians, English, Scots, Irish, New Zealanders, South Africans and the heroic Indians scored the first decisive victory over Fascist Powers.
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