World Battlefronts, WESTERN FRONT: Whose Initiative?

That was the question: who had the initiative last week on the western front? The Germans had it in Alsace, the British had it in the north. Nobody had it in the Ardennes, where the Germans were successfully evacuating the last of their armor and crack infantry, and where the U.S. was successfully liquidating the German bulge.

Squeeze on Strasbourg. Liberated France, cold, hungry and disillusioned, waited tensely for news as the threat to her beloved Strasbourg increased from day to day. At Gambsheim, eleven miles north of Strasbourg, the Germans beefed...

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