Army & Navy - Pause that Refreshes

British officers near Kohima on India's frontier were politely baffled by the two Americans. Their three-day passes checked perfectly; they were in the front-line area legally enough. But they made the most amazing request. Bored with running railroads back of the line, they insisted that they wanted to spend their holiday killing Japanese.

The British, who knew good men when they saw them, put them at machine guns in General Grant tanks headed for the front. The 13-hour assault on Jap positions that followed turned out to be one of the fiercest battles...

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