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Vol. 3 No. 27 ……. The Three Days Before the Fall of Metz. Pages 2 and 3 ……. Cover: Christmas Mail Call ……. Articles Inside: …

Winter War – There was a lot of history connected with Metz–people said that it had never been taken by force. But the Americans weren’t impressed with history. There had been long days and nights of foxholes in the rain and cold, of shrapnel, of flooded rivers, of fierce combat. Now that the town was taken, the men were tired. Maybe they could get one night’s good sleep. By Sgt. Saul Levitt

ETO Build-Up ( Recovering from Wounds )

Life in GI Russia. By Cpl. Samuel Chavkin

The Russian Gateway. By Sgt Burtt Evans

Christmastide Back Home – Stores were swamped early because of the deadline on shipping packages overseas, and there were shortages of lots of things, including Santa Claus. People bought presents and planned to celebrate as usual, but it wouldn’t be the same gay old time. By Pvt. Debs Myers

Philippines Advance – When cavalrymen freed Tacloban, Leyte’s largest city, the Filipinos gave them as warm a welcome as GIs in Paris got. Elsewhere the going was tougher. By Sgt. Ralph L. Boyce

The Fifth Army – Mars’ main spotlight in Europe is on the fighting in Germany. But the front in Italy, though less publicized, is still a combat front of tough enemy opposition and rugged terrain.

YANK Pin-up Girl: Diana Lewis

News from Home

The Sad Sack “Released for Active Duty” by Sgt George Baker

Mail Call

YANK’s AFN Radio Guide for Week of Dec. 17

Sports Parade

Sports: Mr. Johnston Acquires Two New Heavyweights. By Sgt. Dan Polier

Sports Service Record

Yanks in the ETO: Drop Tanks. By Sgt. Francis Burke, Next Stop Chaos. By S/Sgt. W. F. Cody

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