WESTERN THEATRE: Inches, Not Miles

Fortnight ago, newsmen overseas, headline writers and readers in the U. S. began to understand each other about what was happening on the Western Front. The French were advancing by inches, not miles. Last week, official figures delineated the exact extent of Allied advance in the first four weeks:

> Along the entire 100-mile French-German border from Luxembourg to the Rhine, 155 square miles had been occupied—an average penetration of exactly 1.55 miles.

> In the Moselle Sector, next to Luxembourg, penetration was "almost three miles"; in the Lauter Sector, next to the Rhine, "about one mile."


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