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By Winston S. Churchill

The 5th in Winston Churchill's six-volume account of global battle II selections up on the sunrise of a extra positive time for the Allied forces. After huge fight, the stability has eventually shifted towards the Allies--and in remaining the hoop, Winston Churchill files their force towards victory.

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Our most outstanding U-boat killer, was responsible for the destruction of six U-boats in a single cruise. C. ship, which came out at this time, was an entirely British conception. An ordinary cargo ship or tanker was fitted with a flying-deck for naval aircraft. While preserving its Closing the Ring 30 mercantile status and carrying cargo, it helped to defend the convoy in which it sailed. There were nineteen of these vessels in all, two wearing the Dutch flag, working in the North Atlantic.

At the beginning they were preponderant in numbers and influence. In the ten months that had passed since “Torch” began, the arrival of the Closing the Ring 45 victorious Eighth Army from the Desert and the building-up in Tunisia of the British First Army had given us the proportion there of eleven British divisions to four American. Nevertheless, I strictly adhered to the theme that “Torch” was an American expedition, and in every way supported General Eisenhower’s position as Supreme Commander.

Subordinate commanders and Staff officers had to cover great distances by air to keep in touch with developments in the plan and to supervise the training of their units. Their frequent absence on such missions added to the burdens of the planners. Training exercises afloat were mounted in the United Kingdom and throughout the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. In the Middle East vital craft and equipment had as yet arrived only in token quantities, or not at all. All this material had in the preparatory stages to be taken on trust and included in the plan without trial.

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