World Battlefronts, WESTERN FRONT: Ike's Classic

Almost exactly as he had planned it, months before, Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower's defeat of the German armies in the west came up to its final phase last week. Few historic campaigns have gone according to their advance blueprints, but the battles in which the main body of the enemy's forces west and east of the Rhine were clawed apart followed the original Eisenhower pattern almost to the letter.

"Ike" Eisenhower had won a classic victory, one of history's greatest. By this week it had taken his main forces into the heart of Germany for the fatal thrusts. But...

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