For Allies, two steps forward and one back

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 1944

Not a day to celebrate: The Office of War Information has issued a statement that the war against Japan is likely to take another one and a half to two years even after we win defeat Germany. In the assault on Palau Islands alone, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz announced that 686 Americans have died, 406 are missing and 4,408 have wounded through Sept. 25. And even in Europe there has been a setback. True, the Allies landed troops in Albania and cut off a Nazi retreat. But we had to abandon key points beyond the Rhine. It doesn’t look good for Daddy’s Yom Kippur wish.

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