World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF ITALY: How to Capture Nazis

BATTLE OF ITALY

Most of the Germans in Italy fought hard and well. Dispatches last week noted some exceptions:

Near San Vittore, 19 Germans held one U.S. prisoner, Billy Miller from Peoria, Ill. The 21-year-old doughboy (in civilian life a doughroller) made the Germans believe that they were surrounded, brought one Nazi lieutenant, 18 men, seven automatics, nine binoculars, one machine pistol back to the U.S. lines.

Sergeant Howard D. Pratt of Spokane, Wash, lost his way, entered a cave, met two German soldiers. Hand grenade ready, he asked the way back. They told...

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