Saturday, August 08, 2009

The Battle for St. Lo

In other summers, back home, hedgerows were something poets wrote about and orchards were where apples came from. This summer, in Normandy, hedgerows and orchards--in seemingly endless number--form the grim setting for a unique kind of warfare in which many a GI has staked his life. On the following pages, three YANK correspondents give a panoramic account of what life has been like for the men who have been struggling forward on the American front--south of La Haye du Puits and on the way to St. Lo.

Read Part 1 written by Sgt. Saul Levitt, "South through the Hedgerows."

Read the full story HERE

YANK 6 Aug 1944 British Edition