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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1944, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT VOL. iLXIV, NO. 150 A TEXAS NEWSPAPER ABILENE, TEXAS, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 16, 1944 PAGES Associated Press iff) united prat FIVE CENTS Americans Virtually Close Leyte Trap NipsFighting Bitter Battle Yanks in Metz Suburbs Britons Only y Miles of KeyDuisburg 2RS ALLIED EXPEDITION- ARY- FORCE Paris, Nov. 15 American dough- boys by-passed bloody Fort priant today and boiled in ifcse lo the suburbs of Metz from three sides, clampinj the great fortress city in death grip, while in the north British troops drove five miles %rough the Boglands of east- ern Holland to within 37 miles of the key German industrial center, of Duisburg. Both Fort Driant and Fort Jean of the nine major bas- Wns ringing neutralized by Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's 85th division, which captured two smaller forts, Hubert and Jussy, as It smash- ed toward the outskirts of.the city from the west. Fort Illange, 14 miles JPrth of Metz and just south of TtiionvUle, also was stormed and Its Nazi garrison killed or captured. Dri ant's guns, which barked spas- modically yesterday when tho-Yanks began pushing past it on the north silent today, suggesting that Germans had abandoned the mighty mile-and-a-half long struc- ture on the west bank of the Moselle river as they previously had evacu- ated Ports L'Yser and L'Aisne after only small arms resistance. Due south of Metz the Ameri- can Fifth.division inched for- ward to within little more than a mile of the city while beating off some of the most determined .counter-attacks -the-Nazis hare raised since Patton's foruts their winter assault eight days ago. Peltre, two and a half miles south- east of Metz, was cleared of the en- emy, and German counter-attacks were beaten off along nearby Pouilly ridge, from which American, guns v'pnmand the 'enemy's main escape route from Metz eastward to the Saar frontier. The Germans, employing their first substantial force of armor since the American attack began, also fU'uck back viciously against Fat- 80th infantry division south of Remilly forest, southeast of Metz, but the Yanks stopped them cold and pushed within four miles of the city of Falkenberg which is only 10 miles from the Carman border. w (Possibly preparing the Ger- man people for the imminent loss of iMctz, Capt. Ludwig Ser- orius, leading Nazi military com- mentator, observed that the fa- f mous fortress city "represents an outer position, for hold- ing of which one. does not wage decisive battle hut engages only a smaller amount of enough to force the enemy to strong wear and tear of fitter weather and thick mine- fields supplied most of the oppo- sition as Field Marshal Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's British Second Army fought through the first full day of its new offensive southeast 'A Eindhoven in Holland. A staff ou'icer reported "we arc pushing on fast and for the present, at least, there is nothing much in sight to stop us." Poet Talks To Students Today Mrs. Dollllee Davis Smith of Cle- burnc, poet laureate of Texas, is to be speaker at the Abilene high assembly today at p. m. Mrs. Smith Is on a tour of Texas high schools. She was named poet laureate of Texas house of repre- sentatives. The Weather 1st French Army Attacks, Cains V. S. DEPARTMENT Or COMMERCE HEATHER BUREAU AND VICI.VITV: conslder- 1 rain change cloudiness "iWirsday anil Friday. Not mu in temperatures. EAST TEXAS: Considerable cloudi- ness with occasional rain Thursday and chance In temper- Friifa Not much WEST TEXAS: Considerable cloudl- less, occasional rain Thursday and Frl- Slowly rlsinjr lemnrrjilures
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