ITALIAN FRONT: Through Muddy Grapevines

For one day in Italy, it was a little like what it used to be. For the first time since the capture of Rimini (Sept. 22), the Allies took another town of some size.

Through the ankle-deep mud of the Emilian plain, Canadians of the Eighth Army fought from grapevine to grapevine toward Ravenna (pop. 78,000), Byron's favorite Italian town, once an early Christian metropolis and a naval base in the days of Augustus Caesar. Finally the Princess Louise Dragoon Guards drove in from the northwest while the 27th Lancers pushed in from the south. The Germans backed out so quickly...

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