World: War Without Pattern

Of the German armies shattered in France, none was in worse plight than the Nineteenth, which had had the job of holding the Mediterranean coast and the great Rhone-Saone highway to Dijon and the Rhine. Hamstrung by Allied air power before it could even get into action, the Nineteenth has never had much of a chance.

This week Lieut. General Alexander M. Patch was still driving northward from the Riviera toward a junction with the northern armies of General Eisenhower. So badly disorganized was the opposition that much of the time it did not know where its own units were. To avoid...

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