World: Playing Fields Jülich

The fierceness and doggedness of German resistance on the sector east of Aachen were epitomized by their defense of a sports stadium outside the town of Jülich. U.S. Ninth Army headquarters last fortnight had airily ticked it off as one of "a few pockets of resistance" remaining to be cleaned up west of the Roer River. To the doughfoots of the 29th Infantry, who had to clean it up, it was quite a pocket.

Jülich's sports arena was an oval enclosure formed by a mound eight or ten feet high, in which were three football fields and a concrete swimming pool. U.S....

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