World Battlefronts, THE WAR: Swindler's End?

It was not the fact that American troops were on German soil, nor the fact that they had pierced the Siegfried Line, which gave the strongest evidence that the war in Europe was rapidly drawing to a close. The clearest sign was evidence of disorganization in the Wehrmacht.

Kited Checks. Since the debacle in Normandy it has been plain that Germany has committed her military capital. Since then the enemy's defense has been a series of check-kiting swindles against time. They may have begun even earlier, when he drew on the Bank of...

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