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Nation: Case of the Fallen Star

Caught in a Pentagon crossfire, a general resigns He led his troops into combat in Korea and Viet Nam with such gallantry that he was twice awarded the Silver...

The Theater: The Reel Truth, As Time Goes By

A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN FILM by CHRISTOPHER DURANG Myth is not dead. It has just taken a job in the movies. Hitchcock is our Homer, Gone With the Wind is...

Books: Airborne Nightmare

A BRIDGE TOO FAR by CORNELIUS RYAN 670 pages. Simon & Schuster. $12.50. It was very much like the closing stage of a chess game. Checkmate seemed inevitable,...

Books: Willie and Joe

THE BRASS RING by BILL MAULDIN 275 pages. W.W. Norton. $7.95. They never shaved. They were so dirty that even the paper on which they appeared seemed to...

GERMANY: Auld Lang Syne

Lieut. General George Smith Patton Jr. said: "All good things must come to an end. . . ." Erect and sad, he handed his beloved Third Army flag to his successor...

International: You Don't Know What You Want

Old Blood & Guts was in Dutch again. Lieut. General George S. Patton Jr., Military Governor of Bavaria, had made a fool of himself and had reflected on the...

U.S. At War: I'd Rather Have That Medal

On the White House appointment list were five notable callers—three marines, an Army private, and volcanic General George Smith Patton Jr. Patton made news by...

Books: The Supreme Professional

GEORGE C. MARSHALL: ORDEAL AND HOPE 1939-42 by Forrest C. Pogue. 491 pages. Viking. $8.95. Modern generals win paper monuments. Roman triumphs and imperial...

Armed Forces: The 20-Year Man

"Lo. one who loved true honour more than fame," read the inscription under the picture of Robert Gardner in the Nashua, N.H. high school yearbook of 1941...

COMMAND: Old Pro

(See Cover) With sirens wailing, two shiny jeeps with .30-caliber machine guns mounted on their hoods rattled last week along a dusty South Korean road,...

COMMAND: Bulldog's End

Lieut. General Walton Harris ("Johnnie") Walker had earned a new nickname for himself in Korea. In World War II, as one of the late George Patton's favorite...

Armed Forces: Non-War Is Hell

Hordes of 52-ton tanks churned up choking waves of orange dust over California's Mojave Desert. Oil-drum devices released mushroom clouds to simulate atomic...

HISTORICAL NOTES: Kay's War

When Kay asked the General about it, he said: "Go ahead, I don't mind. Everybody else has written a book." So next week Kay Summersby's Eisenhower Was My Boss...

CZECHOSLOVAKIA: A Small Ceremony

On May 6, 1945 the 16th Armored Division of General George Patton's Third Army freed the Czech city of Pilsen from the Germans. Two weeks ago the U.S. Embassy...

WEST GERMANY: Power Grabber

The West's newest ally, West Germany, was making a most disagreeable impression on its friends last week. Chiefly responsible was crabbed, pfennig-pinching...

THE NATION: I Need Him

In three words President Eisenhower stretched the point about his Administration that had made it one of the cleanest in U.S. political history. He permitted...

CORPORATIONS: Chicago Rebellion

Nobody was apt to think of leftish James George Patton, the big, hard-working president of the Farmers Union, as a director of a $300 million corporation. And...

NATO: Ike's Men

The men of the U.S. 4th Division who landed in Germany last week had moved into camps in the U.S. zone and were getting ready for their job. The first...

Army & Navy - COMMAND: Patch for Patton

The U.S. Seventh Army was officially given a new commander last week. War Secretary Stimson announced that Major General Alexander McCarrell Patch had been...