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Volume 8 - No. 185 - July 21, 1944

The Battle Fronts

Jul1944

The Battle Fronts

The end of June found the Germans in by far the most serious strategical situation they had yet to face. The fall of Cherbourg meant the definite establishment of a western front, and the rapid collap

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The War at Sea

Jul1944

The War at Sea

Finnish insistence on fighting to the last ditch for the benefit of Germany must inevitably affect the naval situation in the Baltic. Already the enemy, in accordance with the pact made by Ribbentrop

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British Troops March Through Freed Bayeux

Jul1944

British Troops March Through Freed Bayeux

Stalwarts of our 2nd Army marching triumphantly through the cobbled streets of ancient Bayeux on June 8, 1944, were warmly welcomed. The German occupiers had been killed or ejected or taken prisoner

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5th and 8th Armies Advance on 150-Mile Front

Jul1944

5th and 8th Armies Advance on 150-Mile Front

Northward from Rome the armies of the Allies in Italy swept the Germans before them in a retreat which assumed more and more the nature of a flight. On the west, the 5th Army went forward on a broad f

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Streets as Battlefields and Towns as Forts

Jul1944

Streets as Battlefields and Towns as Forts

Towns defended with determination can most effectively hold up a modern army – a lesson slowly and painfully learnt by ourselves and the enemy during the course of this war. New methods of attack are

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Men of the Maquis are Striking for France!

Jul1944

Men of the Maquis are Striking for France!

A special communiqué issued on June 17, 1944, by Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Force detailed the considerable part that has been – and now more than ever is being – played by the M

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Our Colonies in the War: No. 11 - The Cameroons

Jul1944

Our Colonies in the War: No. 11 - The Cameroons

Remembering the days of Teuton misrule that part of the Cameroons which became British after the Germans were defeated there in February 1916 is helping to ensure another defeat for the enemy. Lying b

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I Was There! - I Saw a City Below the Germans' 'West Wall'

Jul1944

I Was There! - I Saw a City Below the Germans' 'West Wall'

Parts of Hitler's Normandy coast defences, boosted in loud propaganda as the impregnable "West Wall", really were amazingly well prepared. Alan Moorehead, for Combined Press, has recorded a day he spe

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I Was There! - A Gale Nearly Wrecked Our Invasion Fleet

Jul1944

I Was There! - A Gale Nearly Wrecked Our Invasion Fleet

How the build-up of our great attack in Normandy was nearly brought to a halt in its third week is told by W. F. Hartin (by arrangement with the Daily Mail). Only superb seamanship by hundreds of youn

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I Was There! - We Broke Through the Hills Around Cherbourg

Jul1944

I Was There! - We Broke Through the Hills Around Cherbourg

Twenty days after the initial assault, Cherbourg fell to the Allies. It was at 3.30 on the afternoon of June 24, 1944, that American troops saw for the first time the city spread out below, and here a

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