World Battlefronts: Gentlemen's Agreement

From Sicily last week Associated Pressman Harold V. Boyle reported an extraordinary battlefield bargain:

Eighteen U.S. parachutists were captured in an orchard by the crews of two disabled Nazi tanks. The Germans had two wounded American prisoners; one of their own men was badly shot up. They proposed that the parachutists take all three wounded to a U.S. first-aid station in exchange for their own freedom. A temporary truce was accepted, with the understanding that the Americans would make no immediate attempt to counter-capture the Germans.

One paratrooper left to find a first-aid station. When he and four U.S. medical men returned to...

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