World Battlefronts: Into the Saar

¶ In bomb-wrecked Saarlautern, the Germans set up their guns in the streets, fired between the flaming buildings to kill some more Americans.

¶ In Strasbourg, the enemy fought a last-ditch battle in a five-story apartment building—from room to room, from floor to floor—and more Germans were killed than Americans.

¶ In tiny, unimportant Batzendorf (eight miles from the Rhine), the enemy fought first in a manured field and then from house to house. A few more Americans died, but 52 Germans fell before two machine guns alone.

Through such bitter, bloody battling on the southern sectors last week, the Americans came close to...

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