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THE ROCK of GIBRALTAR

... distance is the town of La Linea which supplies Gibraltar with all kinds of vegetables, poultry and meat. During the recent civil war in Spain, many of its inhabitants fled into Gibraltar territory for safety. In peace-time numbers of its inhabitants go ...

THE DEFENCE of the PACIFIC: Where the U.S.A. has an Advanced Line Far Out in the Great Island-studded Ocean

... years afterwards i a succession of civil wars occurred between the native king, who desired absolute government, and the majority of his people, who wanted a constitution. These became so serious in 1893 that the United States Navy had to land bluejackets ...

SINGAPORE PREPARES FOR DEFENCE

... immensely strong fortress of Singapore and also with the United States. The latter have shown that they are not likely to acquiesce in any further aggression on the part of Japan. To face united action on the part of both Britain and America may deter ...

Published: Saturday 01 March 1941
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2130 | Page: 27, 28, 29 | Tags: Maps  Photographs 

THE BELEAGUERED COUNTRY: A Full Description of Life in Switzerland To-day, Surrounded on All Sides by Warring ..

... of food. Formerly she bought wheat, corn, rye and s vegetables from Hungary, Rumania, Yugoslavia, Argentine, France and the United States she even ported butter, which may seem astonishing, from Denmark. These sources of supply have been re duced to a ...

MAKING FILMS FOR THE GOVERNMENT: The Work of the Films Division of the Ministry of Information, which has ..

... representatives of the Films Division itself. The producer of the Crown Film Unit is lan Dalrymple, who is also honorary producer to the Army Film Unit and to the R.A.F. Film Unit. (The Navy does not rise to such heights of imagination.) He is thirty-eight ...

Published: Saturday 21 February 1942
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1633 | Page: 27 | Tags: Maps 

THREE MONTHS OF JAPANESE WARFARE

... efficiency and numbers of aircraft, gave them overwhelming advantage at a time when Britain was fully committed elsewhere and the United States was unprepared for active warfare. Systematic invasions of the Philippines began at Aparri, 400 miles north of Manila ...

Russian Thrust and German Counter-Thrust: The Relative Strength of the Two Armies To-day; and the Strategic ..

... spring, the Russians perhaps 700,000. But what about new armies It is said Germany called up 1,000,000 additional men from civil life in the winter, and she had total armed forces of perhaps 7,000,000 originally, 2,000,000 first-line. Of those, as we 've ...

THE TINIEST OF THE OCCUPIED COUNTRIES: The Reckless Courage of Luxemburg, Which Has Burst Out Into Defiance of ..

... quickly and effectively with so small and helpless a State. A Gauleiter was ap pointed, German officials took over the whole civil administration, and the former Constitution was' swept away. Education was at once thoroughly Germanised under German teachers ...

Published: Saturday 10 October 1942
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1137 | Page: 22 | Tags: Maps  Photographs 

The CARE of the WOUNDED

... men receive treatment, The equipment of the field hospitals is marvellously complete, and housed in tents so that the entire unit is completely mobile. With its own power- station and operating-theatre, it often works so near the front line that some- limes ...

WAR ON HITLER'S EIGHT ROUTES TO ITALY

... Germany's present staving-off strategy in Italy caught her A and Q branches unprepared. Transformation of the military and civil scenes arrived with a speed totally uncared for in the files. With the result that supplies, equipment and muni tions are having ...

Published: Saturday 09 October 1943
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1840 | Page: 10 | Tags: Maps 

GENERAL TITO and the PARTISANS in YUGOSLAVIA

... of the supporters of Tito. This faction war in Yugoslavia causes anxiety to those who, like Turkey (a near neighbour), fear civil war will follow the expulsion of the foreign enemy. The military exploits of the Partisans of the past year have made many ...

Published: Saturday 08 January 1944
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1090 | Page: 22 | Tags: Maps  Photographs