World Battlefronts: One Down, Three to Go

At Brest, Lorient and Saint-Nazaire, Germans still held out, but elsewhere in Brittany German resistance was battered down. This week the besieged ports were more than ever prizes worth the price in casualties and time; their deep harbors were sorely needed for the vast stream of supplies to the swiftly expanding Allied front in northern France.

Allied communiques were silent on progress before the bastions, mentioned only repeated air attacks upon the U-boat pens.

Last week the Americans broke down one stubborn fortress, secured a minor port. Stiff-backed Colonel Andreas von Auloch, the "madman of Saint-Malo," finally surrendered. Begrimed (but with boots...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!