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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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