Army & Navy - OPERATIONS: The Black Devils

Twenty-five months ago the War Department announced that a special U.S.Canadian force of "supercommandos" was being formed. By last week, a lifted censorship on its doings revealed that the Force had lived up to its promise of becoming one of the Army's elite—a tough, secret, widely trained outfit that had fought its way through some of the hottest spots of World War II.

The Special Service Force was born during a visit by General George Catlett Marshall to Prime Minister Churchill at Chequers in 1942, and a glamorous career was laid out for it. It was to be used in...

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