The Army's first winter maneuvers in Europe since V-E day had shown some pretty sloppy intelligence work. Lieut. General Clarence Huebner told his troops a little story to point the moral, and thereby added another footnote to the history of World War II.

On D-Day plus one, said Huebner, counterattacking Germans on the Normandy beachhead had picked up a complete copy of the U.S. V Corps' invasion plan. If the Germans on the spot had known what to do about it, he said, "the entire outcome of the war might have been different." As it was, the document took a month...

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