World Battlefronts, THE ENEMY: What It Means

Britain learned it first, in the black days after Dunkirk: even the old men had to be prepared to fight. Germany was deep into the fifth year before it had to dig so deep.

Old & Young. Last week, soon after Britain's famed civilian Home Guard had "stood down," Heinrich Himmler spoke of new forces arising in the Reich. The best-publicized of these is the Volkssturm or Home Army. Promulgated in Hitler's name, the Volkssturm decree summoned all "able-bodied" males between 16 and 60 except those in the Todt (construction) organization, or in police and security units. Himmler's aim was...

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