World Battlefronts: Crossings Ahead

As usual when victory is in the air. Winston Churchill was as jolly and prankish as a boy on a picnic. Touring the conquered Siegfried Line, the Prime Minister gaily flicked ashes on the futile, grey-green, concrete dragon's teeth which Hitler had set up to keep tanks out of the German heartland. There were hints—decently obscured by censorship—that Mr. Churchill may have expressed his contempt in even more emphatic manner.

It was official, however, that the doughty old Briton had chalked "For Hitler—Personal" on a 360-lb. shell, then yanked a howitzer's lanyard to...

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