World Battlefronts: 600 Days

In World War I the 32nd Infantry Division was the first to pierce the Hindenburg Line. Last week, in mopping-up operations in northern Luzon, the Michigan-Wisconsin National Guard outfit passed its 600th day in battle in this war, claimed another record: "the highest total combat time amassed by any American Army division in any war." Mindful that among combat outfits an argument in superlatives is easy to start, the 32nd waited to hear its claim disputed.


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