World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF GERMANY (West): Hell of a Bang

October was running out, and the October weather had been mostly bad. Low-lying meadows were spongy with waters; rivers and streams were rising. Aided by the weather and by the Allies' supply difficulties, the Germans fought to delay the big blow which they were sure was coming. The Allies fought to keep the enemy off balance, to keep him guessing, to keep his scanty reserves on the run.

Only intermittently did the weather hold back the Allied big bombers, which used their hidden-target instruments when necessary to unload through overcast. With Duisburg and Cologne temporarily shattered, the heavies turned their attention...

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