World Battlefronts: MEN AT WAR: Chow Call

Penned in a Normandy farmhouse, 13 paratroopers of the crack 82nd Division heard the rising crash of American rifle and mortar fire outside. Downstairs their German captors fought savagely in de fense of the house: the American prisoners heard the German commander tell his troops to fight to the last man.

At last it got too rugged for the Germans. After an hour the prisoners heard frantic cries: "Nicht schiessen." The German machine gunners outside at the gate kept on firing. So did the American attackers But inside the house the German defenders surrendered...

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