Four correspondents here present the many faceted picture of the North African campaign, from the first wild conjectures in London, to the opening blows in Sicily. It might almost be defined as the Guadalcanal Diary of the North African invasion, for there is the same sense of a close-up picture, with anecdotal, personal human touches (men and officers named and place-names given), factors that make for broad gauge appeal. Some space is given to what can now be told of the careful buildup on the part of Murphy and the consular officials, but only passing mention is made of the Darlan-De Gaulle -- Giraud situation, no comment made on any of the problems arising from this angle of the operation. Sell this as superb reporting, dramatic, anecdotal, and covering all invasion points, the set-backs, the mistakes, as well as the extraordinary successes. Publishers backing with substantial appropriation.