ARMY: Baffle of Louisiana

South of Shreveport, where Spanish moss droops from the live oaks and watercourses slash the marshy Louisiana land like knife-cuts in a pan of fudge, 340,000 soldiers of the Army met last week in the greatest sham battle in U.S. history. It was also the most decisive.

By the time the five-day battle ended, Lieut. General Ben Lear's Second Army had had its ears pinned back. Advancing with a rush across the Red River, it met deceptively easy going against the Third Army of jug-eared, German-born Lieut. General Walter Krueger. But the Red...

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