World: THE HILLS OF NICOSIA

Nicosia and Agira were two towns in central Sicily that the Allies had to take on their march toward the Germans' last line around Mt. Etna. Canadians, between the British at Catania and Americans on the left, took Agira. U.S. troops, apparently Major General Terry de la Mesa Allen's 1st Infantry Division (see col. 3), took Nicosia. The only road to that town lay through a deep mountain trough, fortified by the Germans, and past German-held hills. With Captain Edward Wozenski and his company, when they took one of these hills, was TIME Correspondent John Hersey. He cabled:

A shell hit Wozenski's...