Army & Navy - High Iron in Africa

It certainly was a hell of a way to run a railroad, with German tanks pumping shells at your locomotives from ranges as close as 150 yards, and demolition charges double-crossing your bridges before you could come to them.

But Brigadier General Carl Gray's special American-British railway corps stayed on the job all through the North Africa fighting. It moved up with the front-line troops and performed a series of minor miracles to keep the vital rail supply lines open. This week the corps had virtually every foot of the 1,200-mile North African railway system back in apple-pie...

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