U.S. At War: An Army Without Shells?

Are the U.S. armed forces running short of ammunition? The U.S. people, scanning the headlines, listening to the radio, might have got this impression last week.

¶ In a story widely reprinted in the U.S., the London Daily Mail's Noel Monks quoted a U.S. infantry officer who had just survived a counterattack by German tanks: "My men are getting cut up for want of a few more American shells."

¶ Grey, intense Lieut. General Brehon Somervell, boss of the Army Service Forces, made headlines for two days. He warned the Senate's Mead Committee of...

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