ITALY: The Difference

What happened to the Army of the Po? Fortnight ago this superbly mechanized force of eleven divisions began its maneuvers by dashing from the Venetian plains across northern Italy to resist an attack of imaginary Red invaders theoretically pouring through passes in the Alps (TIME, Aug. 14). But after repairing bridges theoretically destroyed by Red bombs, plunging 230 real miles in 60 hours, the Army of the Po unexpectedly halted, went home two days ahead of schedule. Explanations:

Italy. The mock battle ended in a great victory. The 50,000 troops reviewed at...

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