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Volume 8 - No. 184 - July 7, 1944

The Battle Fronts

Jul1944

The Battle Fronts

It is high time to stop using the term Second Front. It has long ceased to be accurate, though it conveniently defined out strategic aims. Now that those aims have taken concrete shape we should, I

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The War at Sea

Jul1944

The War at Sea

Though certain of the details have still to be filled in, enough is now known of the Allies invasion of Normandy to make it plain that it is the greatest as well as the most successful combined oper

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With the 'Suicide Squads' Who Cleared the Way

Jul1944

With the 'Suicide Squads' Who Cleared the Way

An 80-mile breach in the vaunted West Wall on the Normandy coast lies at the back of our Armies in France. It can now be revealed how, in fantastic circumstances, British scientists stole the beach

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Miracles of Planning Behind the Great Invasion

Jul1944

Miracles of Planning Behind the Great Invasion

No less renowned a warrior than Marshal Stalin has paid tribute to the brilliant success of our assault on Western Europe. “In the whole history of war”, he said, “there was not been any such under

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Allied Tanks and Equipment Pour into Normandy

Jul1944

Allied Tanks and Equipment Pour into Normandy

Allied Tanks and Equipment Pour into Normandy Shepherded across the English Channel by the Allied Navies under Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, tanks and equipment in ever-increasing quantities lan

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Canadians Contribute to the Haul of Prisoners

Jul1944

Canadians Contribute to the Haul of Prisoners

Canadians Contribute to the Haul of Prisoners In six days from the landing prisoners numbered 10,000. This wayside station in Normandy (top) was a German strongpoint. It is now in Canadian han

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We Have Won Battle of the Beaches - Montgomery

Jul1944

We Have Won Battle of the Beaches - Montgomery

The situation today is that these landings that we have made on the coast of Normandy have all been joined up into a solid line – a continuous lodgement area from right to left. The violence

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As Allies Reach the End of the Road to Rome

Jul1944

As Allies Reach the End of the Road to Rome

Armour of the 5th Army rolls past the ancient Colosseum in Rome, which our triumphant troops occupied on the night of June 4, 1944, while cheering Italians line the pavement. Before the liberators,

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I Was There! - How We Smashed Into Western Europe

Jul1944

I Was There! - How We Smashed Into Western Europe

How went the first hours of D-Day? In these personal stories glimpses are give of some of the actions and incidents that made June 6, 1944, memorable as the actual commencement of the greatest comb

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I Was There! - I Went With the First Glider-borne Troops

Jul1944

I Was There! - I Went With the First Glider-borne Troops

How went the first hours of D-Day? In these personal stories glimpses are give of some of the actions and incidents that made June 6, 1944, memorable as the actual commencement of the greatest comb

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I Was There! - Storming Ashore with the 50th Division

Jul1944

I Was There! - Storming Ashore with the 50th Division

How went the first hours of D-Day? In these personal stories glimpses are give of some of the actions and incidents that made June 6, 1944, memorable as the actual commencement of the greatest comb

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I Was There! - We of the Warspite Shelled the French Coast

Jul1944

I Was There! - We of the Warspite Shelled the French Coast

How went the first hours of D-Day? In these personal stories glimpses are give of some of the actions and incidents that made June 6, 1944, memorable as the actual commencement of the greatest comb

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I Was There! - We Carried Canadian Troops to the Beaches

Jul1944

I Was There! - We Carried Canadian Troops to the Beaches

How went the first hours of D-Day? In these personal stories glimpses are give of some of the actions and incidents that made June 6, 1944, memorable as the actual commencement of the greatest comb

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The War in the Air

Jul1944

The War in the Air

Throughout the twelve days' interval, between the break-out from the Anzio beach-head and the capture of Rome, aircraft of the No. 1 Tactical Air Force of the Mediterranean Allied Air Command scoure

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Editor's Postscript

Jul1944

Editor's Postscript

Like all celebrated military geniuses, Napoleon made some colossal mistakes. But he had so much practice in war and thought about it so constantly that he arrived very often at sound conclusions, ev

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