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Albany Advertiser (Newspaper) - July 9, 1942, Albany, Western Australia National Library of Australia Russo German front., j big summer offensive at its j height. J i London july 8.-although there is no confirmation from Moscow of the German claim to have captured Vorobej on the mos cow Rostov railway the russians admit the germans have crossed the Don in some strength. The latest Moscow communique however still refers to engagements West of Vorobej. With the German summer Offen Sive now in full swing the fighting is mount ing daily to new Heights of ferocity. The russians claim that never before has such heavy toll been taken of German Panzer divisions. Fighting is reported along the whole vast front from Rostov to Kalinin but the main weight of the German drive is still on the South West front Between Khar Kov and kursk. Here the germans claim to have widened the Gap forced last week. The communique in Moscow said our troops throughout the night fought engagements West of Vorobej and South West of stary Voshol. There Are no changes of importance on other fronts. The germans in. 1 sector of Vorobej front where fierce fighting continues attempted to capture a height Ai lost under ads of officers and men. Souk West of stary Voshol the germans Are bring ing in reserves. Russian gunners at 1 Point met a mass German attack with heavy fire j and destroyed 12 tanks. We pushed Back the enemy on this front to his initial positions and wiped out 700. Our units in another j sector under enemy pressure withdrew to new the fury of the German j onslaught against Vorobej combined wit news of fierce fighting elsewhere leaves lit tie doubt that a Hitler s big offensive is now i operating a German new Agency last night went beyond the previous announcement of the Cap Ture of Vorobej claiming an Advance beyond that town and also the capture of a further Bridge head across the Don. Trains to the rear of the germans Are reported to be loaded to bursting Point with rolling Stock being strained to the utmost in bring ing up reinforcements from Distant fronts j for participation in the River Battle while German wounded fill homeward bound trains. A special communique issued in. Berlin yesterday claimed that during the fighting for. Sebastopol from june 7 to july 4 the germans took 97,000 prisoners including general Novikov a russian Deputy army commander. Convoy bound for Russia. Germany claims sinking. London july 8.-following up the claim made on sunday to have scattered an Allied Convoy bound for Russia today s Ber Lin communique said a boats were pursuing remnants of the Convoy and Sank 4 More merchantmen totalling 25,000 tons. A Large number of United states sailors was claimed to have been taken prisoner. Ministerial service record. Perth Willcock has established a new record for length of ministerial service in Western Australia having now held commission from the governor for 2 periods aggregating 151 years. The rec Juk previously was held by or Drew. Bereavement. The sons and daughters of the late Agnes ? Mcnamara wish to thank All kind friends for messages of sympathy Floral tributes and telegrams in their recent sad bereavement. In memorial. Pm Ruth in Loving memory of Ernie who died july 7th, 1939, result of Accident. Remembered by us All who will never forget inserted by his children wife and Mother in held in Egypt. J Rommel May be preparing for final attempt. I i ? London july 8.-further damage was inflicted on Axis forces in Egypt in air and j patrol operations yesterday. The Axis halt j at Alamein is now a week old. A dispatch received this afternoon says the enemy is still in a cautious mood. For several Days j the fighting has been slackening its Pace. Although it is Likely that the enemy is pre paring for another move continual thrusts j by our Mobile units and blows from the air j make it difficult for him to rest and con sol Date his tired forces. During a compar Active Lull on the ground our air forces Haye taken Over the Lions share of the attack j they Are working in close co operation with ground forces often going out to find and bomb targets for them particularly guns. A joint communique was issued in Cairo j that our patrols and Mobile units in the al Amein area engaged the enemy yesterday and throughout the Day the enemy was intensively bombed. Our patrols in the North sector destroyed enemy tanks and took some prisoners. Our fighter bombers increased their efforts Over the Battle area and scored direct hits on vehicles and gun positions and started Oil fires. Our Light bombers caused violent explosions and fires. Three enemy fighters were shot Dotson during the Day. bombers last night successfully attacked targets at Obruk. The enemy continued to attack Malta yesterday. Our fighters shot Down 9 fight ers and damaged others. We lost 8 fighters in the Dester and Malta operations but 6 of the pilots Are Safe. A dispatch from Cairo last night said that Rommel is believed to be gathering his forces together for a Nal attempt to break Auchinleck s line which extended from al Amein 15 Miles to the South and then 30 Miles to the West to a Point South of al i Daba. There was no evidence that the Ger mans were digging chinese position very grave. " must be speedily aided 5 new York july 7.-the chinese ambassador or. He Shin declared today that i the fighting spirit and morale of the chinese people Are higher today than at and time during the last 5 years but warned that the situation in China had recently become very grave. He said that the japanese armies no longer actively engaged elsewhere on land were now in a position to attempt an other Laio Kout invasion of China on an unprecedented scale. Therefore China must be speedily aided. China s air must be greatly strengthened to give us enough transports bombers and fighters t r. He Shih said and we will turn the tide of the Pacific War for the United nations. Chinese evacuate Hangfeng. Chunking july 7.--the chinese High command has announced that the chinese have evacuated Hangfeng in Eastern Kian Psi he last City held by them on the vital Chekian Tiangsi railway which runs from hang How to Nanchang. _ quiet on Northern front. London july 8-3ifpanese bombers j which attempted several heavy raids on i port moresby recently Haye momentarily i transferred attention to Horn Island near the tip of Cape York Peninsula. Their at tack was made without running undue risks. Sixteen heavy bombers raided the Aero drome from a High Altitude causing Only slight damage. It is almost 2 months since the last attack on Horn Island Early in May previous to which the Island experienced Only a couple of minor raids. Apart from this area activity elsewhere is confined to intermittent air reconnaissance in the new Guinea sector proper which has been the i scene of a series of spectacular air Strug a Gles during the past fortnight. Eyer thing 1 else was quiet. ? furnishings he f a 0 can Supply All your needs or Froit your Home. Blinds curtains floor rugs linoleum felted Cor Mats Etc. ? ?. No coupons required on these lines. We offer you expert service and an except ent War time selection. Drew Robinson & co., Ltd. Albany. Cleaning up the bund. York july eau of investigation has aimed a smashing blow at the German american bund involving 57 of its highest officers and Active j members throughout the nation. They Are being charged with conspiracy to evade a j tonal defence regulations. A further 26 Are charged with conspiracy to evade selective service. For several months investigations into the Sund had been in Progress. At least 2 witnesses committed suicide rather than testify before the grand jury. . Coal miners oat of hand. J Sydney july 8.-fourteen mines were i Idle today when 3,628 men did not work j i and 12,850 tons of Coal were lost to pro i j auction. It was the largest Day s loss of i Cal for some time. The loss in Northern Fields was 11,000 stoppages in the North were the result of decisions of pit top meetings which had not been authorised by the miners federation. The chief of the British army staff in Washington states that less than 1 ship in i 200 conveyed British ships has bes sunk j while the British Navy has destroyed 5,250,000 tons of enemy merchantmen. Strayed. Strayed into my paddock 1 Heifer and 1 steer Jersey Type unbranded about 9 to 12 months stunted appearance. Owner can collect same paying expenses. P. Pugh Narri Kup. J lovers ofte Light fan Castic Are asked to remember the a High school Ball which is to take place at the to in Hall tomorrow from 7.30 . To 2 . Allie Simmonds Archesi tra. Proceeds in Aid of school Library an state schools patriotic fund. A Hap time for All. ? if you Don t save now there May be nothing to save later. Don t spend lend. Buy �10 National savings Bonds. Illa charities consultation now open �1000 tickets 2/6 Oil Sale everywhere r i direct from the Ito us a Fri Ini Stop Box cell 6, g.p.o., Fertil Emp ipg. Theatre g i tonight thursday 9th. A Gallant sons Wackie Cooper Bonita Granville Gail Patrick Ian j g Hunter al Brendall. A i wagons Roll at Bogart Sylvia Sidney i 3 Cine sound and australian news. M 1 Friday 10thsaturday 11thmonday 13th\ tuesday 14th. 1 a a woman s Crawford Melvyn Douglas Conrad Veidt. A i the Bride wore Roberts Ted North. G \ s Fox International news. M Friday 10thsaturday 11thmonday 13thtuesday 14th"topper. Roland Young Carol Landis Joan Blondell Billie Burke. Beery Leo Carillo Ann Rutherford Paul Kelly. A Agi Gigi

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