U.S. At War: Post-Mortem on the Ardennes

Americans have always been sure they are the very best people in the world and own all the very best things. Last week, in a long, angry post-mortem on Rundstedt's breakthrough, the New York Times' s military expert, Hanson Baldwin, gave a stiff jolt to this national pride.

For one thing (said Baldwin), the Ardennes battles demonstrated the superiority of the German tanks. The new Hunting Panther and Royal Tiger tanks "are better all-around tanks than anything the Allies now have in the field. . . . With their new 88-mm. guns, very heavy...

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