World Battlefronts: MEN AT WAR: Interlude at Saint-L

For 30 minutes on Sunday afternoon the guns were silent and even snipers held their fire. Toward the German lines, in the sector east of Saint-Lô on the Normandy front, bustled a U.S. jeep. Behind it followed two ambulances. In them were eight German nurses, captured in Cherbourg, now being returned to the Germans.

Near the German lines, Captain Quentin Roosevelt (son of Brigadier General T. R. Jr.) and Captain Fred Ghercke crawled off the jeep, exchanged salutes with two German officers.

Said one of them, in good English: "It's a very hot day,...

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