WESTERN THEATRE: Black Sunday

Peace for Great Britain ended at 11 a. m. Sunday, Sept. 3, for France six hours later.

Strict censorship masked the question of who fired the first shot on the Western Front. The Germans had sworn it would not be they. Their basic strategy was to hold their West Wall (Siegfried or Limes Line) from the Ruhr to the Alps. Allied strategy was to bring such pressure as would sap strength from the German drive into Poland. General understanding was that the French would conduct all operations by land,...

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