Army & Navy: Tragedy in Tennessee

All day the Army engineers, interrupted by enemy fire, had labored to lay rubber pontoons, then wood crosspieces, finally steel tracks just wide enough for the 28-ton General Grants. At dusk the light tanks had crept out of the woods and skipped across the oily Cumberland River on the new pontoon bridge. When the mediums came down to cross, puncturing the dark with their exhaust flashes and red signal lights, the shore was lighted for safety's sake, making a 200-yard circle of yellow dust-fog through which turrets poked, each with its pygmy man on top.

The first tank crossed the bridge. Out...

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