World Battlefronts, SECOND FRONT: All Quiet

On the radio, in the press, in Congress, in Parliament there was the same shrill, urgent clamor. Along the "invasion coast" the Nazis maneuvered, bolstered their elaborate defenses, reportedly rushed some 3,000,000 Europeans away from possible areas of attack and tucked them away in concentration camps in Germany. Over the Continent was the electric tension that precedes a storm.

Said stiff, lean-faced Major General Mark Wayne Clark, Commander of U.S. Ground Forces in Europe: "We are not here to sit on our back ends and be on the defensive. We are here on the offensive. They talk about a second front....

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