YANK BR 1944 10 22 (PDF)




Vol. 3 No. 19

With the First U.S. Army in Germany Pages 5 and 6 ……. Cover: Dinner Music ……. Articles Inside: …

Verdun 1917-1944 – In the last war, more than a million men were killed in the battle for Verdun. In this war, the area was liberated almost without a struggle. But it was Verdun-“The hinge of the door which swings open sometimes on France, sometimes on Germany -with the “Furnace” and ‘Dead Man’s Hill” reminding GIs again of the violent passage of history. By Sgt. Bill Davidson

The Big Picture – When the air, the infantry, the armor and the artillery all get working together, without argument, it makes a pretty picture on the map, and the attack is acknowledged to be “very well conceived.” These are logistics, however, and the men on the line say simply, “Now this is the way we’re supposed to fight.” By Sgt. Mack Morriss

Waterfront Scenes – The four water color drawings reproduced on this page are the work of one GI who, like thousands of others, has lived and worked amidst these surroundings. By Pfc. Brockie Stevenson

Adriatic Front – On the Eighth Army’s right flank, Polish and Free Italian troops are pushing back the Nazis with a determination born of revenge. By Sgt. Harry Sions

Yanks in the ETO: Glider Trip to Holland. By Pfc. George Groh; The Place of Junk. By Pvt. Howard Katzander

Variety Show – Produced by the Cameras of the World

YANK Pin-up Girl: Betty Jane Graham

News from Home

The Sad Sack “French Welcome” by Sgt George Baker

Mail Call

YANK’s AFN Radio Guide for Week of Oct. 22

Sports Parade

Sports: Who’ll Go Rose Bowling? Southern Cal? Maybe UCLA. By Sgt. Dan Polier

Sports Service Record

When the Japs Held Guam – Natives describe their two and a half years in the Emperor’s East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. By Sgt. Larry McManus

YANK Cartoon