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Publication: Abilene Reporter News June 6, 1944

Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1944, Abilene, Texas BACK THE ATTACK rj Buy More Than Befori In Fifth War Loon Drivel Overall Quota Series E Quota i Abilene Reporter- "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES.'-Bvrori 'VOL. LXIII, NO. 354 A TEXAS KEWSPAPEB ABILENE, TEXAS, TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 6, 1944 Associated Tress Unllcd PI-CM (U.P.I PRICE FIVE CENTS ALLIES LAN COAST ENGLAND THEHAGUI' Rolletd -North. Seo LONDON 'FLUSHING Bmlot Channel Swindon A urovctiM ,vevy "Ypr.t BOULOGNE S> I. OF WIGHT v- Lent Arrol D oulleni English Channel CHANNEL Cortcrel-. uvoti V Soiiiont Lo GkGtonville v] n ___ griluc Mr. St. Michel Cfcatttu Thiltry NORMANDY Trejtt NAZI-OCCUPIED FRANCE Quiba Boy Sfscoy ST.NAZAIM Raided bt ied Bomblh l 10-Mile lUtlrielii Bond in Britain ANCE Montgomery in Command of U.S., British and Canadian Invaders SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, Allied Expeditionary Force, June Dwight Eisenhower's headquarters announced today that Allied, troops began landing on the northern coast of France this morning strongiysupporred by Naval and air forces. Text of the communique: Under the command of Gen. Eisenhower Allied Naval forces supported by strong air orces began landing Allied armies this morning on the northern coast of France. The Germans said the landings extended between Le Have and Cherbourg along the south side of the bay of the Seine and along the northern Normandy coast. Parachute troops descended in Normandy, Berlin said. Berlin first announced the landings in aseries of flashes that begin about m. a. m. eastern war The Allied communique was read over a Trans-Atlantic hookup direct from General Eisenhower's headquarters at E.W.T., designated "communique No. 1." A second announcement by Shaef said that "it is announced that Gen. B. L Montgom- ery is'in command of the army group carrying out the assault. This army group includes British, Canadian, and U. S. forces." LE HARVK POUNDED HARD The Allied bulletin did not say exactly where the Invasion was taking place, but Ber- lin earlier gave these details: Allied naval 'forces, including heavy warships, are shelling Le Havre. "It is a terrific said. Allied pp-achutd J; oopsVtto? ted 'down along the NorafjSdy ani} u f, Other. Allied unfts ashore into Normandy' from Paratroops TirslloLand WITH UNITED STATES PARA- .TROOPS, June 6. American paratroopers studded with battle-hardened veterans of the Sicilian and Italian campaigns behind Hitler's Atlantic wall today to plant the first blows the long-awaited western front in the enemy's vitsb. The Allies' toughest, wiriest men of war cascaded from faintly moon- lit skies iu an awesome operation. Twin-engined C-47S sisters of America's standard sirline ilag- (le human cargo across skies, simultaneously towing troop-laden CG4A gliders to merge in a single sledgehammer blow paving the way for frontal Conquest of Rome Hailed by President WASHINGTON, Juno the capture of Rome with the jubilant phrase "one up and two to Presi- dent Roosevelt declared tonight that the aim now is to drive Germany "to the point where she will be unable to recom- mence world conquest a generation hence." Mr. Roosevelt, in a nation-wide radio broadcast, cautioned This Is How D-Day Broke FLASH LONDON' EtSEXHOWi.R Prayers Given As ES ALLIES LANn IN FRANCE. Abilene churches were lo be open- ed by daylight, some of them ear lier, for the D-Day prayer services' planned by the Ministerial Alliance. Dr. J. O. Hnj'incs, president of Paid at 3 o'clock this morning that he planned (o go to his church "in R short while" to open it and presumed other pastors would have their churches opened by about a. m. The churches were to remain through the morning for peo- ple of all faiths to come for pray- er. Dr. Haymes said It had been gen- erally pgreed if the invasion was announced after midnight, church- es wo-j'd be opened at daybreak. Norway King Warns ill, a, ill. i wtiuaj v, j _ 19H. The Associated press tele-j Or TOO Early Action At a. m. Tuesday, June 6, type machine in The Reporter-News offices punched out that message. It tvas the official announcement that the long-awaited Invasion NEW YORK, June 6 King Haakua-of Norway In an Invasion broadcast today to his homcl.int people against prcma- that this struggle with the Nazis would bo tough and cosily some ais- sis mimlcs carijcr The and that thP riiv of snrrcnHpr ana tnai me any 01 uermanj s surrender assault forces. Armed with weapons from the t primitive to the most modern, the paratroopers'. mission was to disrupt and demoralize the Ger- mans' communications Inside the Kazis' lines. There was no immediate indica- ttlion that their dynamite and flash- Wing -itcol and well-aimed lire was not succeeding In the execution of plans rehearsed for months In preparation for the liberation of occupied Europe. The sicel-helmeteil, ankle-booted wore a red. white -and Blue American flag insignia on the sleeve and camouflaged green- splotched battle dress. sent the following rr.esagc: tanoe ahead." Whether his reaffirmation that the fight would be pressed until Germany surrenders was a reply to the recent speech of Pope Pius XII was not staled. The Pope asserted last j week that the idea that the war must end either in complete j" victory or complele destruction is a stimulant toward pro- longing the conflict and expressed hope for an early peace. Speaking of Rome as the' great symbol of Christianity, the {in London an operator punched out President declared "it will be a source of deep satisfaction Uht FLASH and it was received here that the freedom of the Pope lhc time fixed for the announcement. "For your information we are in- formed that an announcement of MGT Abilcne Tlmc) j AP the continent were stilled momentaril'.y. hadlcUioiury force, heard by NBC. The broadcast special orders Allies Conducted 4 Feints Before Blow SUPREME DQUA RTERS, Allied expeditionary Force, June 6 It can now be revealed that the allies have been conducting a of feints in advar.ee of that Anglo-Am- (roons had been reinforced According to arrangements pcr-iBl- at mouth of the Seine fcctcd weeks ago The Reporter-News Le Havre area. staff, augmented by others ire due Hitler and his generals! called from bed at midnight when Rome spared the ir.cnncert the Allied landmcs. began lion which the Germans wreaked! ,o kcy on Naples and other ItaliM cilics." thr> city. "The Allied generals maneuver-1 Southwestern Bell Telephone cd JO skillfully." he Mid. the i operators were standir.it In a special order of the day issued io all soldiers, sailors and airmen under his command, Gon. Eisenhower said: "We will accept nothing except full victory." Eisenhower told his men they were "embarking on a great crusade toward which we have striven these many; and warned them that they wore facing a tough, well-prepared enemy. Berlin said the "center of gravity of the fierce fighting was at Caen, 30 miles southwest of Le Havre and 65 miles southeast of Cherbourg. Caen is 10.miles inland from the sea, at the base of the 75-mile wide Normandy peninsula. Heavy fighting also was reported between Caen and Trouville. One of Berlin's first claims was that the first British parachute division was badly maulocl. General Montgomery, hero of the African desert, was leading the assault of the Allied liberation army. No other Allied commanders were announced, for the thousands of battle-trained Allied troops, although Gen. Omar Bradley has been in command of American ground forces in England for several months. Bradley participated in the Tunisian victory. Thousands of battle-trained American, British and Canadian troops hurled themselves at Hitler's western defenses after months of preparation. GERMAN RADIO TOLD STORY Huge troopship armadas slipped out of English ports in the darkness and sped toward F.urope where four years ago ?lmosl to the ciay Britain brought back the last battle-worn defenders of Dunkerque. The Germans also declared that Calais and Dunkerque, immediately across the Eng- lish channel from Britain, were under heavy air attacks. The German radio gave the first reports of the invasion while correspondents were hur- (riedly summoned from bed lo supreme press headquarters ami locked in a press confer- ence room until Ihc communique was released several hours after the landings were made. It was made known at Shaef thati the supreme command felt it necessary to yield the See AI.MF.D I.ANDINf.S 13. Cols. 1. J and 3 GENERAL MONTGOMERY Nazis could only liave stayed lor-g enough to damage Rome at the risk of loiing their arniles." "Our Mr. asserted, "conies at an excell- ent time, while our Allied torero are poised lor another strike at western ar- mies ol o'her Nazi solclirrs r.pr- as'ait our a.vsnll. And our gallant Russian allies cor.- tinue to make their rTiOre and more." The President e: the invitation to in? a lasting pea the other nations opposed to Fas- cism and Narism should help give llaly a chsr.ce. Tovnrv.' inni> R '.p Pcop.e "arr capable srwis-irsa the expeditionary force. Tli'.s larding i.i part .of the coni-c.tcc United Nations plan for the Ation of made In conj'ir.c- your great Russian Al'.'ts "Although the Initial assault may not haxc made in year country IK hour of your liberation been warned. A H.sL of numbers was given The rhicf operator. Four lelcplior.e iinos into (lie Rrportf j editorial rooms wore held open. First it timber calif d to notify Pctn Murphty. Abilene-View Inr. who had bem rirl- jrratcd by Laurrnce local civil- fan defence dtrcrlor, lo give the I to industrial tlift firo and others with uhtstlcs and other poverful noisc- makorp. began. Sun Breaks Through Clouds Invasion Day extended to UaJvj tbe nol5e br help In Ll8hts began to appear in i The telephone calls began pour- Ing In. "Is there Forr.e one man asked -sleepily. INVASI nm day of the lnv.tion "''I vlrtura 1W3ce western Europe. thwe 'spcak-inj of lhc military opera- After a daybreak s'.iCTer was sunshine, but later banks of heavy clouds swept from the norihwest. There were further sunny periods, although the out- look was less set (led. The wind had blown fairly hard during the night, but lost .some of Its strength after dawn. A moderate sea 'i'as running. lions still to come in Europe, the Prefirient said: "We shall l-.ave to p-ish thro'igli a Jong period of greater cUort and Aiv.o'is the first nniifird nas Dr. o-.inj .1. O. Hajmes. cf the Ahi- If ne Ministerial Alliance. r.n- tided all pastors, that the? mltht open the churches by daylight lor D-Day prayers. Then carr.e calls to numbers of fiercer fighting before we get ir.to' Ti'e Rc'porter-Ncvs mechanical, Germany itself. TJ'.e Gerniaiu 1'avc retreated thousands ol inllef. all the way from the gates of Cairo, Set FDR, Tafe 7, Col. 3 circulation, prr.vrcom, Mcro'.yri'.ng and business staffs. The presses rnl.'cd lew than tao hours after the first flash with four pages ol invasion ;

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: June 6, 1944