From: South Carolina, USA
Player's notes : England stands alone.
How important is the Med to Great Britain? How important to the Axis? Just now we are fighting the Axis by ourselves, with occasional flickers of activity from minor powers. We have put a fair amount of our strength in the Med because the Axis is very active there. With the loss of Gibraltar the Med will become an Axis lake if we are driven out. It is tough for the British after France falls, and before the Americans and Soviets join in.
Should the Soviets attack Germany while the British still have a position to defend in the Med? I suspect not. The reason we are there is we have vital interests there, VP cities, and a huge supply stream from the Empire. However these very strong Germans are going to strike the USSR soon no matter what, and we want the Red Army to be at the strongest it can be. The best thing the Soviets can do for Britain is to give the Axis a very hard time after the Germans attack. If the Axis takes Alex and Cairo it will cost them time, and in the long run the time might be more important than any Mediterranean distraction in '42 or '43.
We will defend hard in the Nile Delta, however the Axis can beat us there, but at a price in time.