World Battlefronts: Wary Wedges

The Germans doubtless had borrowed strength from the south to mount their offensive in the north (see above). Last week U.S. Lieut. General Jacob Devers found weak spots in the Vosges mountains of northern Alsace, quickly seized the chance to invade Germany in his south-to-north assault aimed at the western Rhineland plain.

At least four divisions of Lieut. General Alexander M. Patch's Seventh Army wedged warily into the Bavarian Palatinate. The Seventh's week of advance was more a careful pursuit than a driving offensive. The enemy fought small-scale delaying actions (the Americans took only...

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