Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: Curtain Raisers

Which is the tougher war—in Europe or in the Pacific? To this inevitable argument among veterans, two authorities made curtain-raising contributions.

The New York Herald Tribune's Correspondent Homer Bigart, who covered the Italian campaign, described his reactions last week to fighting in the Philippines.

"[I was] impressed by the weakness of the Japanese artillery and the failure of the enemy to employ mines with anything like the diabolical thoroughness of Kesselring's Army in Italy. The 1st Imperials have perhaps four .75s on the Ormoc road. Their fire has been woefully ineffective except against an easy point-blank target. . . . You...

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