WESTERN THEATRE: Greatest Battle

Men of middle age who saw what took place last week in Belgium and northern France said that it was more terrible to endure for two hours than all 299 days in 1915 when 278,000 Germans and 460,000 Frenchmen died on the blasted hilltops of Verdun. For this 1940 war was vertical as well as horizontal. To the old curtains of shell and rifle fire were added machine guns spitting from the sky, bombs bursting suddenly upon fields and highways, the unearthly roar of airplane motors drowning even the outcries of men....

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