Foreign News: Defense In Depth

Between six and seven million unexploded German land mines are still hidden in the fertile fields and sandy beaches of Normandy and Brittany. Since D-day an average of 200 people, including many children, have been killed each month by German mines.

Last week Frenchmen got a grim report of progress in dealing with them. By last month's end, only one-tenth had been removed (by French workmen and German prisoners of war trained by U.S. sappers). The dangerous job would not be finished before 1947.


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