Victory In Europe: Freedom for the Famed

France's Jean Borotra, the Bounding Basque of tennis fame, bounded down a Tirolese road, accompanied by a bribed German guard and romped into the ranks of an American battalion. A few moments later he and the Americans raced up the Alpine road again to picturesque Itter Castle. There, waiting to be liberated, was a batch of Hitler's most prized captives. Near the Brenner Pass and in southern Germany U.S. troops released others. Some of the freed men:

¶ King Leopold III of the Belgians, a Nazi prisoner for five years.

¶ France's ex-Premiers Léon Blum, Socialist leader of the 1936 Popular Front. Edouard...

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