World Battlefronts: Race to the River

The dash and aggressiveness that enabled one American outfit to cash in on the Remagen bridge paid other dividends along the Rhine front last week.

Lieut. General George S. Patton's Third Army was going strong. So were the battle-famed 1st Infantry Division and other outfits of the First Army. They bore the scars of the Battle of the Bulge and were out for meat. Major General Hugh J. Gaffey's 4th Armored Division (Third Army)* had been given a task of exploiting to do after the Kyll River had been bridged near Trier. Its tankmen and motorized infantrymen were given rations for ten...

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