World: Pounding Compounded

By measure of ground gained, Lieut. General George S. Patton's month-old offensive had almost ground to a halt. His big U.S. Third Army had been in hard going before—against the Maginot forts and in the Lorraine forests—but none had been so hard as the going along the Saar River and the first belts of the Siegfried Line.

But by other measure, "Georgie" Patton had a big week. Against increasing opposition, he still held the initiative, still got men across the river. And his artillery had delivered one mighty blow to the German war machine....

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