It was a week of almost incredible military events. In six days the western Allied armies took 189,611 prisoners; in all their battles in World War I the Americans had taken less than one-third of that total. In those six days at least 25,000 Germans had been killed or wounded. These were the casualties of a Wehrmacht falling swiftly apart.

To the Last. There was no overall pattern to German resistance. Along the Netherlands front, in the crisscross of canals, Canadians had to battle for every yard as they drove to link up with another drop of airborne troops. There...

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