War In The Air Over Egypt

British Spitfires on the attack - war in the air was pulling no punches.

July 21, 1942 – “A Thing To Be Reckoned With” -The Air War Over Egypt – Duel In The English Channel – Planes, Tanks And Guns To The Eastern Front.

War In The Air Over Egypt
British Spitfires on the attack – war in the air was pulling no punches.

July 21, 1942 – News Of The World – NBC Red Network – Gordon Skene Sound Collection –

July 21, 1942 – War in the Middle East continued. The allied air force was busy cutting off German supply lines this day. War in the air was swift and deadly. With British bombers attacking German air fields and British Spitfires attacking Italian fighters attempting to guard German troop and supply ships in the Mediterranean. The action was crucial in preventing the Germans from supplying reinforcements in the battle of El Alamein and from all accounts it was a success.

In the English Channel, the British Admiralty reported British light Patrol boats ran into a fleet of enemy trawlers and powerfully armed Flak ships convoying a big Nazi supply boar. One of the trawlers was set on fire and the others were forced back to port. And it was done by a few small British coastal craft.

The London Times ran a piece on the Russian front, describing the gravity of the situation. It concluded that it wasn’t enough that the allies merely live up to their written promise to deliver so many tanks planes and guns to the Eastern front. The Times went on to say it was the allies’ overriding duty to make sure that the fighting resources of the Russian army were maintained, or at least until the Allies intervention in Europe forces the Germans to relax their pressure in the East.

And the Axis propaganda machine was going into overtime, saying the People wanted a second front, but the leaders didn’t – but they also said the leaders wanted a second front but that the people didn’t. The Propaganda machine was running haywire and many felt it was because there was genuine fear on the part of the Nazis that a Second front was imminent.

And that’s just a small slice of what went on, this July 21, 1942 as presented by NBC’s News Of The World.


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