World Battlefronts: Wielders of the Weapon

The timetable was set, the weapon almost forged. Now the men to command the attack on the German heartland were chosen. The division of command gave sobering impressions: in the hard, costly attack from the west, U.S. troops will bear a major burden. In whatever venture develops from the south, British troops will carry the show.

General Dwight David Elsenhower will direct the main assault from Britain. On the supple, affable shoulders of the 53-year-old American will fall the toughest job of military coordination since Marshal Ferdinand Foch took supreme command over 1918's...

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