PANORAMA OF WESTWALL FIGHTING Strasbourg, capital of Alsace-Lorraine, is captured by the Americans and the French. Flooded canals testify to the unruly weather being encountered. Tons of heavy equipment have been left by the Nazis in their headlong retreat. And swastikas by the thousand, are trod under foot by sullen Nazi prisoners. Various villages, including Baseweiler, are bombarded, then entered. Many Yanks are wounded. Pursuing the scorched earth policy, the Nazis have applied the torch to many of the towns, causing the natives to band into volunteer fire departments, to save their homes.
GENERAL SOMERVELL WARNS The National Association of Manufacturers, in their War and Reconversion Congress at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, are warned by General Somervell that our armed forces need material.
THE ROAD TO MANILA A huge carrier division steams towards Manila. After the pilots are briefed, they zoom into the air, and the Japanese begin their attacks on our queenly flat-top giants. Hits and near hits are registered, but heavy fire drives the Japanese away... and American bombers paste Manila severely.
ARMY TEAM IS NEW GRID CHAMP 66,000 fans fill The Stadium to watch the annual Army-Navy football clash. A military parade and a display of farm animals starts the festivities. Davis, Lombardo, Hall AND Blanchard race and bull their way along to a convincing 23 to 7 win. Shining in the Navy defeat is Hal Hamberg, quarterback. His passing, running, generalship and defense work, are outstanding.
BRITISH ENTER GERMANY Geilenkirchen, a pivotal Nazi fortress on the Cologne plain, is besieged by the British. Unending artillery barrages turn most of the town into waste and rubble. When the Tommies enter the ruins, they encounter defiant German language signs stating "we won't capitulate". But ironically, around the next corner, streams of Nazi prisoners are being marched along, and dazed German refugees are leaving for Holland.
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