Right & Ripe

WESTERN FRONT Right & Ripe

(See Cover) If there ever was a time for simultaneous blows against Germany from east and west, this was it. But General Eisenhower's armies had not completely recovered from the plexus punch which Rundstedt had delivered in the Ardennes, despite the rosy statements of Army press-agents at SHAEF. Yet Eisenhower had brought about a larger measure of recuperation in a shorter time than most military observers had believed possible.

Many of the U.S. divisions were tired; they needed rest which they were not getting. The doughty 1st...

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