World Battlefronts: YOUNG MAN'S GAME

From a Command Post on the Nettuno beachhead, TIME Correspondent Will Lang watched one of the innumerable small-unit actions by which U.S. troops have struck at German defenses. He cabled this report:

By midnight it was bitterly cold. Men arriving in the drainage ditch unreeled their wire, installed telephones. Other outfits marched up. In the dim moonlight officers assembled their little rear units, started them digging in the soft black earth. The first group already had its orders; long strings of shadowy figures were moving toward Highway 7.

The plan called for an attack...

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