World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF AFRICA: Operations in Nigeria

Reported Henry B. Cole, TIME correspondent on the African Gold Coast:

In Nigeria, British West Africa, a village chief was recently giving shelter to two natives wanted on criminal charges. Around his village, the chief built a "Maginot Line" of thornbush to keep out the authorities who wished to arrest the wanted men. For the first time in the history of human conflict the mechanical bulldozer—a contraption which is used to level bumpy ground—was to go into battle with fighter cover.

The bulldozer was transported by lorry to a nearby point and then...

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