Battle of Casablanaca

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The Battle of Casablanca showed (again) what sitting idle in (a North
African) port does to fleet combat readiness. The U.S. Navy
absolutely *waxed* the spirited Vichy French cruiser/destroyer
(/submarine) riposte.

Incidentally, has anyone seen the movie “Barcelona,” about the young
American naval officer and his cousin? “*Where* are the red ants?!”

Lou Coatney

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