World Battlefronts, WESTERN FRONT: Bradley's Race

The western front last week was like a race in which one horse surges ahead, then another, then another. But it was a race in which all the horses belonged to one stable — for the three armies hacking deepest into Germany, the U.S. Ninth, First and Third, all belonged to the 12th Army Group of quiet, brilliant General Omar Nelson Bradley.

One day the First Army cut loose with a 25-mile push along the Thuringian corridor, south of the Harz Mountains. Next day the Ninth's 2nd Armored ("Hell on Wheels") Division amazingly...

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