World Battlefronts: ITALIAN FRONT: Toughest Campaign

In the Apennine Mountains of Italy white-clad Allied patrols probed and pushed at the Nazi lines last week. On skis and snowshoes they fought short, murderous engagements with German patrols, pressed in closer to fight with their fists, fingernails, teeth. Enemy snipers fired at the litter squads carrying in the wounded.

The Americans pushed a cautious advance toward Bologna, pulled back under heavy German artillery fire. The British stormed a railroad bridge north of Faenza four times, were driven back each time. The Canadians, who had cleared the enemy from 50 square miles between the Reno River and the Valli...

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