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Many people died in their shattered houses or tenements; others were entombed in the city's inadequate air-raid shelters. Ruth Mitchell, who fled the city during a lull in the bombing that Sunday, happened upon one shelter that had in received a direct hit. All surrounded by uprooted that trees. was left of the refuge was a gaping hole, Their branches were littered with 'parts of human bodies, amis, legs, heads. To compound the carnage, the dropped mostly incendiaries would guide the raiders who came that night.

Woolen puttees prevented snow from sifting into the men's low-cut boots. Officers were outfitted with es- sentially the same clothing, plus a left) with light green piping on the insignia. When not wearing a steel helmet, all ranks wore a mountain cap (far left), a World War I design with a folddown ear-and-neck flap. service tunic (below, The savage contest — or nine cost the division 160 lives more than the WehiTtiacht had lost in the entire campaign for Yugoslavia. Meanwhile, the 6th Mountain Division, attacking to the right of the 5th, a coup of its own.

The prospect that lay before them was less than inviting. The flood-swollen river separated them from the ravaged capital. The bridge they had hoped purposely spared by the Luftwaffe in its opening bombardment — to use had been blown up by the enemy. And they carried no rafts or bridging equipment. Still, the prize was within sight, and Klingenberg was determined to try for it. His men located a motorboat on the north bank, and in midafternoon the captain pushed off for the capital with one of his platoon leaders, two sergeants, and five privates.

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