World Battlefronts, THE WAR: Gloom in the Reich

The outer walls of Germany's Fortress Europe shuddered and cracked under heavy Allied pressure. Three widening breaches had been torn in the East Wall, a fourth was opening and Russians were pouring in. The Atlantic Wall was cracked in Normandy; the fissure opened by that wedge seemed to point straight to Paris. In northern Italy there was a bad breach that might spread to the weakened Balkan wing of the fort. Smaller cracks were opening within the fortress itself—the result of serious underground strains in France, in Yugoslavia, in Denmark.

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