NORTHERN THEATRE: Indestructible Dietl

Above the Arctic Circle, continuous daylight last week illuminated the last efforts of a haggard, heroic band of Austrian ski troops to hold the one bit of dry land which the Allies have wrested from the Nazi war machine. German airmen tried to strengthen their comrades' failing grip, but massed Allied warships, planes, artillery and foot soldiers on all four sides brought about at last the recapture of snow-clad Narvik, all-but-forgotten Norwegian outlet for Sweden's high-grade iron ore.

For seven weeks the Allies had been balked by a tall, lithe athlete of...

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