When the Allies finally broke out of Normandy toward the end of July 1944, they did not receive a universally good press. Pyle almost became a victim of friendly fire, as a massive Allied bombing strike against German positions went awry. This time, Eisenhower immediately released news of the mistake, much to the irritation of the air force. Even after American tanks began racing across France in early August, problems persisted. While the military tightened censorship on big events, such as Patton’s re-emergence on the battlefield and the battle to close the Falaise pocket, correspondents found this the most dangerous moment of the war.
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