|Richard Edes Harrison. "The Not-So-Soft Underside," 1943
At the Casablanca Conference (January 14-24, 1943) Churchill and Roosevelt decided to continue with operations in the Mediterranean once they had driven the Germans and Italians out of North Africa. This decision was in accord with Churchill's preference for an attack through the "under belly of the Axis" instead of a more direct approach through northwest Europe into Germany in 1943. This map, drawn by Richard Edes Harrison and published in Fortune magazine, depicts the physical obstacles inherent in such an approach.
Printed map. Geography and Map Division, Library of Congress (191)
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