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Kitchen i sons pay. Ltd. Fifth army in outskirts of Rome fierce resistance London army ranks and spearheads arc in " the outskirts of Rome where they have been fighting German tanks since 6.50 o clock this morning. Router s correspondent with the fifth army says the germans arc fighting a fierce rear guard action to delay the Allied entry into Rome while their troops withdraw. A Spuda announcement from Allied Headquarters says Tho fifth Anny 1ms broken Thrungle enemy positions South of Rome in Many places uni non Hollis a t of the Collela Zalo Hill Mura which Domi nates the approaches to Komo. Fierce i Lattiny Continuo in Tho Battle for the Alban Hills. Progress is being maintained. Tho fifth Anny has captured a Vio Anil Rabico. Advancing eighth army men have reached Tho germans Between Coil Lazala and the sea Aro now in a particularly critical situation. Lanu Vio which was Tonkon after five Days of Savage fighting was Tho strongest Point on Tho South Western slopes of Tho Alban Hills i cuter s correspondent at Allied head quarters says the germans on Friday night were Bein driven Lona the West i in slope of the Alban Hills. No Moro mountains obstruct the filth army which is now Able to sweep round the Northern Hank of the Alban Hills and also drive ii Ross u Valley straight Down Highway i. There were Tierce Battles Anions the Al ban Hills As the fifth army fought its Way Forward. Germans leaving Rome there Are indications that Tho germans Nie beginning to leave Home according to newspapers which nay that Ita Lian police Aro wearing armlets marked open . They Are replacing Ger Man police who Aro being quietly with drawn. The l orc correspondent of journal de Geneve says German uniforms Are be coming fewer and fewer in the streets is the allies Advance. Tho correspond ent adds that few military vehicles Are to lie seen in the streets except lied t ambulances tilled with wounded ii i i r unlit. The food situation is a i. A worse people Aro on Short rata i. And Little new food is arriving. s correspondent at Allied head quarters reports that Tho fifth und eighth armies have joined forces 10 Miles from Valmon Tonc. Highway 0 is now in Allied hands to within a few Miles of Koine. Fifth army infantry have already advanced beyond the Point where the two armies met but tanks and reconnaissance cars Are waiting for the bridging of craters obstructing Hie Road. The germans apparently baie withdrawn into the Hills North of Highway 0. The fifth Arney took or Leonor an of lick 1003 men in Tho 24 hours to noon yesterday making its total Moro than 15,000. According to Paris Kadio German Mili tary quarters regard the Battles South of Homo is the fiercest in history. Never he orc have such Gigantic forces been concentrated in so narrow a space. General Clark has thrown in the entire fifth Anny. Tho Allic have Bronchi no super heavy Tanka which for the lira time appeared in lie Hills near . Vichy radio says abandonment of Koine by the Germau High. Command would not be of any strategic . The British United press correspondent with thu fifth army Bays reports from i the front indicate that there Aro de fences in depth with pillboxes and emplacement Between the Alban Hills hint Hume bul hey ire not expected to prove a serious obstacle. Nazis admit situation critical heavy lighting Between the Alban Hills mid the Lupini mountains reached a Cli Max Yiv tiday afternoon the German Nevis Agency says. The German Linus had to be taken Bael but last evening the Allied thrust was checked about six Miles East of the first suburbs of Kome it adds. The intended break through the. Rome which yesterday already Appe Redlo be a by in Ceca for the americans had again failed owing to he tenacious resistance by the German defenders f he americans suffered heavy losses. To reports have been received As to whether the open Eily of Rome will now come within Hie direct Range of fighting operations. Thia will depend upon whether the american High command is pc Sareil to recognise Rome open we do not know what news the next few Days even the next few hours will bring ," said Rome radio to Day. Any thing May happen Homo May fall. Hut we know we shall tight on. There is a general impression Thal general Alexandri wants to ii Rome As a base for future operations. Tho allies in Hal East Wood have to accept the entire re soon t ability for the destruction to which it would unavoidably be to Day s Allied communique says fifth army troops have converted their penetration of the enemy defence Lino South of Romo into a break through in Many places. The eighth army continues to engage the enemy vigorously As be withdraws a Orch Westward it adds. Tactical planes yesterday attacked objectives in the Battle area and in Central Italy. Medium bombers attacked railway mid Road Bridget. Light bombers and fighter bombers attacked communications motor transport a Supply dump and other i arg cts. Light bombers also attacked harbours and shipping in Yugoslavia. Fighter bombers attacked convoys and other shipping off the West coast of Italy. Bombers last night attacked targets near the Battle area. Six of our planes Are missing from these operations. No enemy planes were sighted in Daylight Over the we flew More than 2100 anxious to spare Rome i London Assurance that the allies would do All they could to spare Rome was Given by general sir Henry Maitland Wilson. The Allied military authorities con fronted by a ruthless enemy in Italy Are interested solely in the destruction and elimination of the German forces in that country said general Wilson. They have taken and will co Timie to take every possible precaution to spare civil ians and cultural and religious monuments. They Aro deeply conscious of the unique position that Rome occupies a one of the chief historical religious and cultural centres of the world it is therefore the firm intention of the allies to take every precaution in their Power consist ent with military requirements to Safe guard the people of borne and its historical and religious monuments. The allies will Only Tako military action against Romo insofar As Tho germans Uso the City and its railways and roads. If the germans choose to defend rom Tho allies will to Oil fled to Tako appropriate measures to eject a Wilhelm Strassl spokesman comment ing on the Pope s Appeal to save Rome said of the Gorman Side everything has been done for months to preserve. Rome. Rome to any can be regarded As a City free from armed soles radio quoting a special message to Rome from general Alexander and mar Shal Sadoglio said Tho citizens of Rome must do everything possible to pre vent the enemy from exploding mines that May he placed beneath Bridges government offices monasteries and other telephones Telegraph wires and radio stations and safeguard for your own Uso water tanks Power stations and i Gas works. Protect railway installations trams and trolley buses. Hide your food stuffs from the enemy. Show Allied patrols where mines have been placed. Re move nil barricades from the streets. It is vital to the allies that troops should be Able to pass through Rome quickly to Complete the destruction of the German armies. Citizens of Rome this is not the moment for demonstration. Obey these instructions and continue your daily work Rome is yours. Your duty is to save 1 the City ours is to destroy the according to the diplomatic correspondent of Tho Timos the Allied command considered the Vatican s proposals for Al lowing food to go to Rome but no scheme could to devised that would not interfere with military operations. The Comman believes Tho most effective Way of help ing romans is to liberate the City Ai soon As possible and ensure that foot shall be taken immediately behind to advancing armies. Prejudice against Italy deplored Naples Croce ref iding Over the italian Liberal party Congress complained that some Allied leaders appeared to to influenced by the dislike that the rank and Lile of their nations Hud for Italy. He blamed fascism for bringing Italy to disaster but recalled that foreigners once continually praised Mussolini s fas cism. To warned the statesmen responsible for the world s future that ungenerous treatment of Italy would have ill re sults. Boston . William Green president of the a.l�-l., disclosed that american Union leaders would shortly be going to Italy to help re establish Trade unions there. Luigi Antonius first vice president of the International ladies Gar ment workers Union had been selected to help rehabilitate free democratic labor organisations. Tho state department had i granted permission. I or. Green 6aid the British Trade Union i Congress also was sending representatives i to Italy. This was the first step in con i Cert cd Effort by British and american i labor to help restore the democratic la Bor movement in Europe. No nay certs for Mediterranean London British a Vitorts for Mediterranean voyages by Spanish Portu Vuoso and Swiss ships Aro believed to have been virtually suspended reports Router s Lisbon correspondent. Even two or Tinco Swiss hips which previously were allowed to take rations Tor Switzerland have been forbidden to proceed. One Swiss ship that had Al ready left Lisbon had its Novice rec can celled by wireless and returned. The correspondent adds that it is under stood that after the Start of Tho invasion All ked Croas activities in occupied eur Ope will temporarily cease except on tin battlefields. Six ships that left Marseilles with prisoners of War parcels maj not be Able to make the return journey for some time. Attempt to capture Ito German paratroops swoop on bosnian Headquarters London sunday German paratroops supported by glider borne in Fantry swooped on marshal Tito s bosnian Headquarters on May 25 in an Elp to Fly states tic a Ted press correspondent at Bari air � Arshal to to however escaped to the mountains with most of the Allied officers attached to his staff including Captain Randolph , whose whereabouts St has been shrouded in mystery for weeks personally directed the attack the germans captured a Router s correspondent an two unnamed photographers. 1 Stukas Early in the morning dive bombed Tho Headquarters which were then Situ ated in a Grotto near drava 70 Miles Ortii of split. An airborne attack followed Tho Stukas. Paratroops and gliders joined in a coordinated attack the germans launching a powerful seven pronged ground assault in which tanks led the Way. Bitter fight i my rugged Over a wide area. _ Heights and other Vantage Points changed hands several times. Junkers transports and gliders poured in Moro men and Field artillery All the afternoon and All night and throughout Hay 26. The partisans regained much ground on the night of May 25, when flares flashes and mortar bursts dotted Tho Battlefield. The germans on slay 26 succeeded in pushing an armoured column into drava. They captured an important air port at petrov8c, 14 Miles to the North and bom bed several partisan towns in that re Gion. Withdrawing into the Minaric Ali i where the partisans know every Goat track i mar Frial Tito and his staff were gone one i hour before tile first enemy troops reach i de their stronghold in the Ravine fro which marshal Tito had been directing i operations for a Cav. He had so organised his Headquarters that to could move at half an hour s notice. Members of the British Mission after noting the re cent strengthening of the German forces left several Days before the germans at tacked. Gallant struggle. Canberra Tito s army of liberation in Yugoslavia had killed Over 300.000 Germana italians and other troops in the past three years Ond his. Omi forces in the rame period suffered Between 100,000 and 120,000 men killed. The Cable containing these estimates was received by the russian legation a Canberra. It stated that these figures testified to the Tito s armies had played in the struggle against the nem a. A ame1ic�n planes use russian bases Foi shuttle bombing London sunday. American heavy bombers and Long Range fighters after raiding targets in Eastern Europe on Friday landed at specially built american air bases in Russia. This shuttle operation was one of the Best kept secrets of the War. Elaborate preparations and negotiations went on for Many months before shuttle bombing across the Russo German front was made possible. Agreement regarding slut tic Boin Bhiru re u licit us the Moscow conference lust a closer. Major Genera John Deane of the american military Mission in sin. Alter the planes arrival said these operations Mark the first Large scale collaboration of thu British russian and ame rican air forces. This shuttle bombing makes All Germany s Eastern Industrial facilities Vor months american and russian sol Diers Hail been working to prepare Tho bases whore the bombers landed. There was a Brief Happy Celebration before the Bombera wore made ready for another Call on the Axis on their Way Buck to bases in England Haly or Africa. Photo graphic i had. Been made along possible shuttle bombing routes. High ranking american air Force officers who have visited american bases in rus Sia include major general Anderson Deputy commanding Pilicer of the United a Tutty strategic air Force in England Uci Gadier general Curtis and his chief of staff and i Roosevelt s second son colonel Elliott Roosevelt. Moscow radio in a special announcement said Tho Rod army s West Ward Advance has drought Tho Aroa of operations within Range of Tho British and american strategic air forces. To onsure that Tho efforts of Tho combined air forces shall to concentrated on tier facts of Tho greatest importance direct Contact has been established Between Tho Stan it added that Large forces of american Mudra with a fighter escort on Friday morning attacked military objectives in Rumania. Some of the bombers landed at bases on soviet territory. One bomber and one lighter were missing Fitler and his Gen Crumb to Day face new Eer Plesin problems result of shuttle on Bing instituted of the cd of a weal invasion from the West says Router s mos cow correspondent. It immediately does two things makes vulnerable All Indus trial facilities in Eastern Germany and Eastern Europe and compels redistribution of German fighter defences. A new powerful blow has been struck at the Ger Man War machine. It is a perfect example of British russian an american military co operation the first of Ita kind apart from Convoy services. The news aroused Greaten Terest in Mili tary circles in Avns Hington since it raised the question of the future use of siberian hoses against Japan. However All offi Cial suggestions in the past have indicated that the Western allies Are not desirous of drawing Russia into the Pacific War at this stage because her undivided efforts 1 against the nazis have been highly effective. J French reduced to j j acute state of nerves i London . Hen t riot Vichy minister for inform i Tion broadcasting raid warnings i said the increasing number of j raids had reduced frenchmen to i an acute state of nerves. They. Had come to wish for a speedy Allied invasion not because they i wanted it to succeed but because j it would end the present Uncer t Dainty. Wide guesses were being i made at the invasion Date and � j its location. I deadly effect of rockets London East boat fighters which did heavy damage to an enemy Convoy attacked off Crete on thursday fired rocket projectiles the . S latest weapon. These projectiles have been used with deadly Aelvoet by Boa fighters operating from Middle Piast bases in the Aegean sen Battle for about six months. When fired from Low flying Beau fighters they Are so devastating that one Pilot describes them As having the hitting Power of a six in Eli naval air reconnaissance of her Klion Harbor Crete showed that one of three enemy merchant vessels attacked in a Convoy by Middle fast aircraft on thursday off the Island had sunk in Tho Harbor. Kocon Waist Unic aircraft also observed Oil spread ing Oyer a wide area about 20 Miles North of the Harbor with a Small vessel stand aug by. _ Stockholm tid Ningen a Berlin correspondent says Tho germans have fortified the Franco Spanish Frontier and now hold position in the pyrenees. Wounded German Soldier a wounded German Soldier is brought Down on a Stretcher in a mountainous sector of the fifth army official photograph. Chinese capture Strong Points chunking. Chin Ese in a Estorn Yunnan prove no have captured two More japanese Strong a Points West of the Sal icon River they Timve captured Klitou ,t5 Miles North of tenge line. Hundreds of Japan Ese Cut off from their Supply route face annihilation. Tho chinese have pressed on towards Waltein 10 Miles to the South. Another column advancing on Waltein from Tho East captured four villages Castor Chin also. Which in four Miles South East of Waltein. They by passed ranch ail ung Faug isolating the japanese Garri son. Japanese pressure. A Olin going communique says continual japanese a tracks in the direction of Changsha from Tho direction of Poink ians have Hoon repulsed. The japanese strik ing South from Chaush Onchick 25 Miles East of Peing King have advanced 12 Miles. The enemy Lins also made fresh landings on the Southern Shore of Tung Ting Lake. Enemy planes have again raided Changsha and other strategic Points. The chinese army spokesman. Major general Teung said enemy strategy Wasto apply More pressure on China As the allies increased their pressure on Japan in the Pacific. He pointed out hat the japanese termed if i the decisive year and As the allies moved nearer to Japar the invaders would probably seek n Doois Ivo outcome in China where they believer Tho final Battle of the War must by fought. Enemy repulsed near Jassy London sunday. A Moscow communique says that the russians in the area North West and West of Onssy yesterday repelled Large infantry at techs. Uliey destroyed 48 tanks and 2-1 pianos in that area on saturday and shot Down 37 planet Over various parts of Tho front. The germans South East of Stam Slatow used seven Ibe Otle tanks in an attack on the russian lines. German infantry advanced behind the tanks but the latter were blown up in. Russian minefields and the infantry were dispersed by Rifle five. Germans May yet resort to use of Gas London warning to Tho British people to take Caro of their Gas masks was Given by Field marshal lord Birdwood in a speech. We know the germans have promised not to us Gas but Verv Promise they make is made to be broken when it pleases them to do so he said. Have no doubt,.when they finally Realise How completely defeat faces them they May Well go mad Doe and Relean Gas Over our troops and this Russia and America must work together Moscow . Vice pre aident or. Henry Wallace speaking i russian while passing through Irkutsk Siberia emphasised that Only full collaboration Between Russia and America and their allies could guarantee world peace. He added that there were no countries More alike than Russia and America whose Friendship would grow in strength after the War. New York official radio revenus that general Wong Pai Sci 68former commander in chief of the i Kiangtung army and retired member of the banking government supreme War Council was fatally shot in Shanghai by four chunking terrorists who is intensity of air offensive being maintained 1 London heavy blows against the Emony s rugged coast positions in the Pas do Calais area and sustained blasting of communications and plants in France and the Low countries the Allied air is maintain ing tic terrific intensity of the softening assault on Hitler s european for Tress from tic air. The improved fighters and fighter bombers with their heavier bomb Load and devastating fire Power Are ranging wide Over tic enemy s transport network virtually sweeping the roads Clear of traffic destroy ing Bridges and playing havoc with barges. Locomotives railway Yards fac tories airfields grounded planes and ail other targets arc coming under the fire of marauding aircraft by Clay and our bombers arc pounding the enemy s defences by night. Bomber command planes last night Al tucked military installations on the French coast and Ludwig Shafou mines were Laid in enemy Waters. A the planes returned. Var Teri Lay about 500 flying fortresses and liberators delivered a double attack on Pas de Calais the greatest Ever carried out Irani St this Region. Tue press association s aeronautical correspondent estimates that 5000 tons of High explosives Woro dropped on Pas de canals emplacements in Tho 3g hours to yesterday. He Points out that Pas de canals has Beon hit Day alter Day for 50 Days. Some bombers were lost in the morn ing and afternoon assaults and one fighter is missing. To enemy lighter opposition wan encountered but . Lire was by heavy that pilots had to ily by instruments. Roads cleared in widespread assaults on the enemy s n France and Tho Low countries rocket firing fighter bombers and fighters blasted Road and Raluy transport radio relations and fuel dumps. In the Caen i Herb and the Murg Peninsula Arcas u Erma ii lorry convoys and staff cars and even Lone despatch riders fell victims to Tho spitfires pianos were attacking a Convoy of 15 lorries when a German staff car. Carrying two officers arrived. Tho car and occupants disintegrated under a Hall of Cannon and machine gun fire from Tig tors diving to Tho attack rom tree top level. Other fighter bombers and rocket firing Fig Lei of attacked radio installations in the Boulogne Dieppe and to Havre Arcas. The typhoon lighter bomber now carries two 1000-lb. Bombs it originally carried two 3�0-b. Bombs and the Load was later in Orea cd to two Floo Pounders. One Pilot said we cleaned no the roads in our Section until the Countryside looked absolutely dead except for bonfires hero and there to Mark our Thunderbolt Mustang and lightning fighter bombers yesterday afternoon at tacked railways Highway Bridges military convoys Aii Airfield and fuel dumps in Northern France. _ Many formations of medium bombers in the evening passed Over the South East coast to keep no the assault. Radio off the air Heitter s listening past reports that Kadio Calais one of the most important in the German european network and cd Tenti ively used for propaganda has not been Beard since 12.27 . On thursday. . Lancaster and Hal faxes Par Tiki Patch in the . Attacks on Friday night. Yesterday s ..f. Communique stated that formations of fortresses and liberators escorted by Mustangs Light Iii Fri and thunderbolts on Friday eve Ning attacked military targets West and South West of Paris. There was no enemy fighter opposition but . Fire was heavy j Over some of Tho targets. Seven bomb ers were missing. Trapped attacked bomber command planes Wero out in strength again on Friday night attack ing military installations along the French coast Ami the railway Centre of trapped on Tho outskirts of Paris. An attack was also made on Leve Kusen North of Cologne. Mines were Laid in enemy Waters. There were several combats i Girnth there were several combats with night fighters at least seven being destroyed 17 of Oura Are musing. Carrier borne Fleet air planes on thursday night hit with bombs three enemy Supply ships off the norwegian const and damaged four escorting . Ships with gunfire. A Fleet of Coo to 750 heavy bombers with escorting lighters on Friday at tacked Tran Sylvan in railway Yards at Cluj and Siberia Stater Reuter s correspondent at Allied Headquarters in targets included the hungarian centres of Miskoley Szolnoky and Szeged. . Flying fortresses and liberators escorted by thunderbolts and Mustang this morning attacked German military installations in the Boulogne area. A Sim Ilar Force of bombers escorted by mus tangs later made a second attack in the same area. Jap. Withdrawal in Kohima area London . Communique announces that Tho Jap anese North West of Kohima Havo withdrawn from some of their positions. Allied troops raided japanese communications 30 Milos South East of Kohima and captured Laroo quantities of supplies. Tho enemy has with drawn from gun Hill South Wost of by Shenaur leaving Many dead. An official review of the Burma Campaign since the beginning of 1044 says the results so far can be regarded with Satis faction. Allied troops met the japanese with the Scales fairly balanced. The decisive defeat inflicted upon the japanese in a Krakau in february Tho steady successful Advance of general Stilwell Foreen in the North the daring exploits of air borne Chin dits and Tho extremely bloody nose Given the enemy in his main thrust to Assam All proved that in equipment training toughness and endurance the allies Are More than a match for Tho japanese. To the japanese Burma shows signs of becoming a dangerous running sore draining away men and supplies Whoso reinforcement and replacement will grow More costly and difficult us i Allied pressure increases. Expects Strong footing in Europe soon Washington Al lies expect to have a Strong enough foothold on the european continent be tween july and december to need 562,000,000 dollars a 187,333,000 to feed Clotho and maintain liberated civilian populations during the next six months. Expressing this View the House of representatives appropriations committee gave Blanket approval for lend lease and minist Ruton and . Appropriations recommending Tho full amounts re Quested namely 3,450,570,000 dollars �Al,150,100,000 for lend lease and 450,000,000 dollars �a150,000,000 for the . The foreign economic administration appropriation was reduced by 1.381,000 to 19,500,000 dollars �ag,500, 000. The largest lend lease item is 2,600,000, 000 dollars �a80s,06�,000 for food. Rus Sia sorely needs food. Lend lease food for Britain will make up the margin be tween a Bare existence diet and enough to enable the British people to produce and fight efficiently. To show Tho need in some countries for a fair hearing the House of representatives appropriation committee disclosed that of every 10 babies Horn in Greece nine died. Aid for Britain. London sunday Britain had received 4,500,000 tons of lend lease food since Tho first food ship reached Tho uni Ted kingdom three years ago said the minister for food colonel Llewellin. He added that there had been a steady flow of 30,000 tons a week. The dominions he added have made great efforts to maintain the flow of meat Dairy produce and other food which we still have to import. The do minions Are Abo bearing a Large share of the responsibility for feeding the Ameri can army in the Pacific so we must look across the Atlante for much of the Frozen meat we should have obtained from Australia and be zealand. Our supplies from the . Since they began have reached 2,000,000 tons and we have provided one third of the supplies and equipment for american forces night flying conditions Best for 10 years lox Dox flying conditions at British operational air leases were better last month than in by slay for 10 years. The weight of bombs dropped by bom Ber command was greater than in any other single month. About 4-1,000 Offen Sive and defensive sorties were made by ll.a.l1 Dominion and Allied Home based aircraft. Strategic bombing a carried out by aircraft of bomber command on 27 nights of Tho 31. They flew move than 11,000 sorties and dropped More than 37,000 Lons of bombs on Germany and occupied territories. On two nights More than 1000 aircraft were sent. Siporo than 8500 tons of bombs fell on targets in a cd inane mainly in big attacks on Duls Berg Dortmund Brunswick and Aachen. Preparing to Flash inv Aston news round the world London will be Tho world s largest news Centro when Tho Allic open Tho invasion of West Ern Europe and it in expected that 700,000 words will to transmitted Dur ing Tho Early stages. The traffic control committee operating from the ministry of information will handle the nows under the chairmanship of Tho . News director or. J. Ii. Robn Erand will command the greatest concentration of communications Evee known. Seven extra Telegraph and radio circuits will operate from the . Arrangements have also been made to Send news pictures by radio to every Corner of the Earth. Algiers sunday Tho French com Mittee on Friday night officially proclaimed itself Tho provisional government of the French Republic. The proclamation said Tho change did not modify Tho exist ing regulations concerning the Constitution of the provisional government to by established when France was vibe rated

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