COUNCIL BLUFFS. IOWA: SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 23, 1944.
Six Mile Barrier of German Steel Smashed
But Germans Cut Rescue Road Far to South
Between Eindhoven and Nijmegen in Hard Fight
By Wes Gallagher.
WITH THE UNITED STATE;
THIRD ARMY IN FRANCE,
—More and more it is becoming clear that the allies have a gigantic task ahead of them if they are to finish the war this year. The mad fight of the German;
and the sweeping gains of tin allies of the past summer have halted at the German border There is no hiding the fact that for the last two or three week;
the gains have been small and won at high cost. There is no doubt who is winning the war. The Germans are being beaten in every battle but they are fighting with the tenacious fury of trapped tigers.
What the Russians did the. Germans and Hitler's followers now are trying to do to the allies. Every house and every natural obstacle has been turned into a
trap for any harvest of death may yield. German soldiers know the war is lost but they have been convinced by Hitler that there is no hope for them in unconditional surrender—that they will be wiped out by the infuriated peoples of Europe anyway and that they might as well go down fighting in the hope of making the cost of victory so high the allies will be willing to compromise.