World Battlefronts: CASUALTY FORECASTS

Last week Lieut. General Omar N. Bradley, senior U.S. ground-forces commander in Britain, surprised many a newsman and newsreader by publicly pooh-poohing talk of big casualties in connection with the invasion of Europe. Said he, in a speech to U.S. officers:

"This stuff about tremendous losses is tommyrot.... When the time comes you will be surprised by the naval gunfire and air power we have. Some of you won't come back, but it will be very few. In the Tunisian campaign we lost only an average of three or four men to 1,000, and certainly seeing a show like this ought to...

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