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Cairns Post (Newspaper) - December 4, 1943, Cairns, Queensland National Library of Australia massive attack launched against German positions \ fighting pin Ting in intensity russians threaten Stamenka. I. Australian associated press. Rondon. December3. Fighting is mounting in intensity West of Smolensk where 250,000 red army men 8re7�iu#iing. Ira site attacks against German positions East of Orsha stated Paris radio. The germans Between Privet and Beresina engaging in heavy defensive fighting have already eliminated several wedges in russians earlier drive into their lines. Reuter s Moscow correspondent says � that germans Are Likely to lose Dovsky a Road Pivot of their White russian front. The russians have Roache d stary Dovsky three Miles North of Dovsky from where roads radiate to mogilev pro Bisk and Rogacheva. ? russian offensive on entire White. Russian front has regained its momentum in last 24 hours. Reuter s correspondent adds that germans farther South Are waging a grim struggle to retain Dnieper Bridge head and town of Gher Kasy. The russians Are also gravely threatening Stamenka. Latest reports from front state that russians Are Only three Miles North of this vital rail Junction Between Kiev and Black sea. German line threatened. London december 2. The red army is threatening to turn German line in White Tussia from no and from South say Moscow dispatches while von Kluge s troops Are battling grimly to prevent general Rokos Sovsky s forces taking Globin and to brisk thereby turning German s Southern de fences. The russians have launched attacks against mogilev Orsha and Vitebsk Success of which would turn German line from North. The red army clearly Means Busi Ness in Northern out flanking move ment against White russian line As German news Agency Corre a indent von Hammer indicates West from Smolensk to Orsha rus sians carried out a super offensive with 22 Rifle divisions five armoured brigades and 200 tanks. We sealed off local penetrations. Fighting is really at heaviest in this later enemy reports say rus sians Are using 27 infantry divisions and five tank brigades for a super offensive. They add that great Battles Are raging on both sides of Smolensk Orsha Highway in direction of Orsha. Key Point captured. Moscow correspondents say that red army s path to Globin has been opened up by . Capture of one of three key positions barring Cor Ridor Between Dnieper and so Rivers. General Rokos Sovsky himself said to red Star we captured an impregnable Berlin radio quoting Berlin military quarters says that bad weather conditions which blotted out roads and impossible have melted Down German offensive against Kiev salient fighting yesterday in Kiev and Korostek area was on a reduced scale Andino major fighting is reported from Jitomir by Kiev regions. New tank formations. Reuter s Moscow correspondent cabling late to night says germans have massed new tank formations and Are making fresh determined efforts to penetrate russian lines protect ing Kiev. The main pressure at pres ent is coming from Korostek. The germans Are believed to have concentrated 2000 tanks Between Brusilov and Korostek. Bitter fighting lies ahead. Places occupied. A Moscow communique says that red armr Between Soj and Dnieper Rivers North West of Gomel continued its Advance and occupied Over 80 inhabited places and in Privet Kiver area russians occupied nine inhabited places. The rus sians in , Cherkass area repelled tank and infantry attacks and inflicted heavy Losse. The red army South West of Kremenchug is overcoming Strong coun Ter attacks and has forged ahead and occupied a Humber of strongly fortified Points of resistance including Dmit Rovka six Miles North East of san Raeneka. The Moscow radio says that russians ire capturing one locality after another in their new push South West of Kremenchug. The germans Are suffering enormous losses in fruit less counter attacks. High strategy against Japa Jese. Bepo eted decision. Astrahan associated press Washington december. 2. The american associated press Cor respondent John High Tower says that it is believed Here that Cairo con Ference agreed on High strategy against Japan providing for Recap sure of Philippines and open us of sea route to China. Over this route Britain and America must ship at least 1,000,000 tons of supplies monthly to maintain minis mum offensive Force of 100,000, and that would allow air Force Only 200 bombers and 400 fighters. Every multiple of these forces will require roughly another 1,000,000 tons of ship Ping monthly yet until China sea route is established High american military experts say there cannot be a final grab offensive against Japan. Therefore it is Likely to take at least is months to smash Japan after Ger Many is Defeated. British fascists cause disturbance after Berlin air raid. Australian associated press London december 2. Ari air raid Warden in Berlin fight ing a fire in basement of Berlin press club after raid was amazed to hear a nearby fire fighter Exchange a few words in English with another fire fighter reports Herr Schroeder chief correspondent of German overseas news service. The Warden refusing to listen to an explanation dragged fire fighters to a police station. German crowds ten route hearing a Rumour that an englishman had been found in a House from which he was trying to signal to raiders gathered up stones and were restrained with difficulty from Lynching suspects. Schroeder said affair was quickly settled at police station because arrested English were fascists who were German radio announcer and charge d affaires of German foreign minister. ,. I renter s correspondent Points but i that Only British radio announcers known to be of . German radio Are Viniam Joyce alias lord Haw Haw and Baillie Stewart officer in Tower and a former member of British Union of fascists. Divorce granted. Case not contested. Australian associated press new York december 2. Fhe american press correspondent at Hollywood says that Veronica Lake has divorced major John Detlie and Case was not contested. Lake said her Hus band caused Marty quarrels and accused her of being an unfit Mother for their Smau daughter because of her absences on War Bond . Budy Vallee is. Wedding 19-Yearrold actress Bette Jine Green to night. . Nomination. Presidential candidacy. Washington december 2. The United press correspondent says that or. Dissen. A member of. The i House of representatives has announced f his candidacy signed by 36 c a Granen dental nomination. Or. Dlr Lesen is now serving his sixth congressional term and has released copies of a petition urging hts candidacy signed by 36 Congress Roen representing 13 states. He has denied is critics charges that he is merely a talking horse for or Wendell Wude. Flying Micawber Independent Adi Force. Harries enemy areas. Australian associated press London. December 2. A unique band of australian new zealand British and Canadian airmen is operating from a Mediterranean air Field and is known As an Independent air Force because it is under no one s orders it has a roving com Mission to stir up what trouble it can find says daily telegraphs Cor respondent from a. Mediterranean air base. These Young dire devils Flash Over enemy Arias in Italy in mosquitoes. The ? Irish commanding officer admitted that his aeronaut Fly so Low that their chief danger is mountainous nature of terrain. We Are flying. Micawber patiently stooping around waiting for something to urn up. We like trains Best he said. Hammering Berlin. Another Raj. Raid. Australian associated press London december 2. The German overseas radio says Ber Lin was bombed on night of de Cember 2 and claims that 30 raiders were shot Down. Berlin radio says that up toll . The bodies of 146 British airmen had been recovered from. Wrecked planes. Stockholm reports that telephonic communication Between Stockholm and Berlin was broken off at .8.30 to night and resumed at la o clock when it was Learned that Berlin had an Alert but whether it was actually raided could not be established. Intense _ Battles. London. December 3. It is. Officially stated that Raj. Raided Berlin again last night. Oslo radio states that formations of German night fighters protected. Berlin and fought out air Battles of exceptional intensity even Over City. Heavily attacked. London. December 3. Berlin was again heavily attacked by the1 rat. Last Hight an air ministry communique says that attack was mide in great strength. Many fires we restarted and smoke was seen Ris ing to a great height. Mosquito bomb ers again attacked targets in Western Germany. Forty one aircraft Are miss ing from All these operations. . Carrier sunk by japanese s"3marine. Australian. Associated press. Washington november i. The Navy has announced that United states escort aircraft Carrier Liscombe Bay was torpedoed and sunk by a japanese submarine during i Gilberts operations. The communique adds that this was Only ship lost in Gilberts operations. German Prince dead. Killed in action. Australian associated press London december a. Prince Hubertus of sax Coburg once reported to. Be Hitler s Choice As Gau Leiter j of Britain was wiled " in action while serving in Luftwaffe As a courier i Pilot. According to Swiss radio1 Hubertus was related to half . Ruling i houses of Europe. His father. Duke Karil mward was born to England. I will end War with proud Victory. Or. Goebbels boast australian associated press 1 London december 2. The Berlin radio says that German propaganda minister or. Goeb Bels in an article in Das Reich says that nation will be victorious which does not carry White Flag of capitulation among its Luggage for if a nation carries a White Flag it May fall into temptation of hoisting it in a dangerous hour. He added supreme Law of Wai is never capitulate. If we get Over this War victoriously it would open for Germany Gates of world. This was often tried in our history bul was Seldom achieved. Its chances were Neyer As great As at present. The Reici will end War with proud Victory nation has Only to be As deter mine As its leaders to hold its weapons Al rms and be still unshaken on Battlefield when last minute Gigantic struggle comes. Who doubts that it will really be Case just magnificent Alf. At Stelberg. General Lethbridge s views. Melbourne december 3. Major general la Debridge Leader of British military Mission who saw aah. In action Ai Stelberg new Guinea thinks they Are Jost Njang fluent. He said to a interview in Melbourne to Day they know their staff. They Are beautifully trained Sod Foll of aggressive spirit. The Ajja is also Well led and equal to any troops in world. Their morale is first class and they go till they Are ready to some of British officers got within 400 Yards of fighting at Stelberg and general Lethbridge and All j. Officers he met considered that weapon for weapon they Are better equipped than Japan Ese. ? however that does not mean that we Are satisfied he said. We must always try to get something bet Ter and i am confident we can do general Lethbridge thinks Jap anese is a dangerous Little beast with two great military Virtues willing Ness to die in a Fox Hole and ability to exist and still be dangerous on much less food than White troops. j Japan s failure j to provide rations. I australian associated press i London december t. 1 = under Secretary for � s foreign office or. G. H. Hall2 = replying to question in = i House of commons said there was s s no doubt that japanese failure s to provide rations necessary for s proper sustenance of europ = cans in an he Pisces As Hong Kong i must have an increasingly serious s = effect upon Well being of " = internees. The government takes = this Opportunity of reminding = = Japan that she will be held re = i Spon sible for All re Salta arising s i from her failure to Accord in i Vernees proper treatment. still japanese is a very stupid fighter and that has been borne out by australians experiences. Austra lians can outwit and every time.". Other new Guinea impressions of general Lethbridge Are admirable Jungle technique magnificent work of . Boomerang and Artil Lery co operation pilots perfect co ordination of All arms in tank attacks at Stelberg which saved Many lives air Supply system from Nadzar and work of fifth american air Force who Fly so Many sorties that they Call themselves Street cars.1 raid operations on Marshall islam s. Australian associated press Washington december 2. A Navy communique says that Admira Nimitz announced our aircraft continues raid and search operations in marshalls. On morning of november 30 seventh army air Force liberators bombing Tana aerodrome were intercepted by 35 zeros seven of which were shot Down and at least four were dam aged. All our planes returned but Sev eral were damaged. Two men were injured. Navy liberators of Fleet air Wing two of which were. Attacked by zeros near Mille on november shot Down one probably destroyed another and probably damaged two others. On evening of november 29 two Ameri can destroyers in Gilberts area repelled a prolonged attack by enem planes destroying three and pro bal y destroyed two others. Neither destroyer was big German plane used on Eastern front. London december 2. I Tel germans Are using biggest land based plane in world on j Eastern front according to a. German re Porter Volkmann Over Berlin radio. A junkers 32 transport plane can be hidden under one Wing of this Messer Schmitt monster and yet new plane Bas a greater Speed than junkers 5 despite its great Load. The Messer Shmitt s i enormous Hull can carry assault guns tanks and fully Laden trucks it is fully armed against fighter attack and on return journey can. Accra Morte 13 wounded soldiers. Famous submarine presumed lost. Washington december 2. A Navy communique says that United states submarine Wahoo is Over due and must be presumed As lost a Newyork times Washington correspondent commenting on. The loss of submarine Wahob recalls that it was one of most famous submarines of american Fleet and once won a a que citation from president Roose velt for wiping out an entire enemy Convoy during a 14-hour sea Hattie Dengue fever. Doctors to report. Canberra december 3. Doctors will be paid a fee of two 1 for each report furnished by 1 them on cases of Dengue fever under i amending regulations issued to night. As Dengue fever is not notifiable under state health regulations a system is in operation whereby doctors report cases and reports Are sent to state health authorities who Forward them to Depoty director of medical services thereby. Ensuring a close watch of Progress of any epidemic of this disease among i civilians or troops. Closer relationship. Plea Fob regional councils. _ Anitra la a Moe lated frets. London. December 2. A pie Fer Empire ref tonal Connella waa made by sir a. A. Belt in Horne of commons Nar Ina resumed debate on address to King s speech. He moved an amendment regretting it had not yet been possible to definitely arrange for an Imperial conference to consider closer cohesion of Commonwealth and Empire after War. Sir a. L. Beit said that it was Over four years since House of com Mons debated Dominion affairs. He paid a tribute to Many famous feats of arms Dominion troops have already performed Lin various War theatres and suggested that important changes must occur within Empire if it is to organise a permanent and effective system for defence which would contribute toward Preven Tion of future wars. The first step in that direction might be establish ment of Empire regional councils responsible to and with authority de Rived from an. Imperial conference. Britain can no longer shoulder Burden of globular Empire defence. Canada will finish War with fourth largest air Force in world if it is not fourth armed Power. It is quite Clear that she must be pre pared to take her share of responsibility for maintaining peace in Atlantic and Pacific areas. I have a firm conviction that Empire if it is ready to make change which is staring it in face is standing on threshold of a period of expansion and development Only comparable Witt growth of United states in last Century. Ambitious scheme. Now is time for an ambitious scheme of migration compared Witt which miserable achievements of past 25 years would seem � phantom. Britain cannot Supply Vas populations needed in dominions therefore other nations in Europe Wil have to provide them. The Emp in need not fear such an admixture o population or. T. D. Winterton Lack of inter est in Dominion affairs is a disgrace to this parliament and has been for 4 years. Or. G. H. Shakespeare it is no exaggeration to say but for1 stand c British Commonwealth against Challenge of Germany even unite states would be a Vassal state of Ger Many. It is vitally Empire should be Strong and try t shape a common policy in matters c Mutual concern. Closer collaboration. Or. Shakespeare suggested that be closer collaboration in Empire firstly High commissioners Dail meetings should be continued in peace time secondly Imperial conf i ence should meet annually at differed capitals including Canberra and we Lington thirdly a permanent Imperi secretariat should be attached to to Imperial conference fourthly should be an Imperial Board Deal ii with redistribution of Popup Tion within Commonwealth so overseas settlement should not be be Only to parliamentary under Secretary for Dominion affairs fifthly judicial Council of privy coun should go on circuit through Eado minion to hear appeals on spirit would draw most of distinguish dominions judges to it cheapen t process of final Appeal. And remo some of suspicions attached to t supreme court sitting at Whitehall. Dominions part. The under Secretary for Colon or. Emrys Evans replying paid High tribute to Dominion Industry and financial contributions to w Dorn Inions he. Said had played full part in every theatre of a and in every a element they were5 forefront of Battle. Even where they were fighting and Addi laurels to their honourable Recor dominions supplied sinews War and a Large part of food St plies on which Britain had to de Pei calling of an Imperial con ence would not be possible in i time conditions but govern i was endeavouring to Call a meeting prime ministers which it was hoi would be possible in not too Distant future. The fact that prent system stood Strain is no Ari ment for maintaining it in peace Tii Commonwealth was not Sta change and development were Essen to its health and Vigour. The time i Ripe for an examination of meth of consultation. Meetings of prime Boni Stei he added that Best method Ward closer co operation was Reg meetings of prime ministers but i not easy for prime ministers to be their own countries. It should not difficult to arrange meetings of i tors for external affairs. They m meet once a year before meet Ion new International organism contemplated after War. S regular meetings would be an Impact step toward strengthening machinery of consultation. Such m Lings would not Only Lay Down feral lines of foreign policy but i strategic plans and military Meas necessary to effect them. I or. Evans said that there was r for a wide expansion in Domini i a number of which were inter particularly Australia which was gently examining problem. "1 not anticipate that any Dominion be Able to initiate a Large scale in Gration policy until it has some Ide Post War conditions he said dominions clearly will require a Ferent kind of settlers from t needed earlier. The dominions am to develop secondary industries want skilled Industrial workers agricultural Deputy prime minister m r. Attlee said we have been trying to get a meeting of do Ion prime ministers but it is not to gather them together Simu Taneo their visits and those of other St men have been of immense t throughout War. I do not Thi constant succession of Imperial Ferencek would really indicate tha Are closer to dominions Cha number of Irmal dinner parties v mean. You Are special friends wit people across Street you v be much More Friendly if you drop in after breakfast which is r what happens in relationship to British clashes want to German cities. Peace Best Adt ? australian associated press j London december 2. The Cairo radio says clashes have occurred at Cologne Essen Dussel Dorf and Hamburg during past few Days Between Ponce and demonstrators a number of people being killed. The Stockholm Antonti Ningen says that serious disturbances broke out in Berlin at noon on november 28 and on morning of november 29 when workers protested against being called up for Clearing up raid damage in factories while they were still Busy rescuing their own belongings. Sev eral buildings were set on fire As a protest. The Antonti Ningen ? credits its re port to secret German radio. The american associated press Cor respondent at Stockholm says leaflets have been found in Berlin streets in scribed peace is our Best air by posted at Bah. No official information. Auto mlle Ata outed Frew London december 2. The absence of a Lelal new on earning when Sabosta of or. Can Rhul and president Roosevelt to Day a created intensified spec Nailen regarding possible. Next moves. It 1 assumed in seme quarters that or. Churchill and president Boa Sevek Are boat to meet m. Stella. Ankara radio says that president Roosevelt and m. Stalin have arrived at Tehran. Reuter s correspondent at Istanbul states that reports from Ankara to night say that m. Stalin is now at Tabriz in russian occupied per Sian zone awaiting or. Churchill and president Roosevelt s arrival by air from Cairo. The correspondent quotes a turkish newspaper As saying it is certain that allies will make an unconditional surrender Appeal to germans. They must therefore also decide regarding kind of German government with which they Are prepared to negotiate. No official news. Vichy radio s Ankara correspondent states that meeting Between or. Churchill president Roosevelt and m. Stalin began at Tabriz to Day. The daily telegraphs diplomatic correspondent says that no official news has been issued from allies regard ing Churchill Roosevelt Stalin meeting and no official disclosure of any new conference will be made until it has been held. Berlin report. The German news Agency quoted a article from Voel Kischer be but her alleging that a conference at present is being held at Tehran be tween or. Churchill president Roose velt m. Stalin and marshal Chingkai Shek. Reuter s correspondent says that German press and radio in last two Days Are vigorously discussing meeting at Tehran. Or. Goebbels christened talk propaganda German overseas news Agency quotes Sven ska Dag bladet Ai stating that High military and Politica chiefs Are accompanying m. Stalin Foi conference with president Roose velt and or. Churchill in Persia to eluding chief of general staf marshal Vassilevsky also m. Lit Vino and adds that former presi Dent of Yugoslavia or. Benes is als in Persia but is not participating. Triumph for China. New York december 2. The american associated press Cor respondent at chunking says that thesauro declaration is hailed As a great diplomatic and political Triumph for China that would establish that coun try s position As a major world have pointed out that declaration did not contain a note of imminence concerning an All out assault against japanese thus suggesting that China in return for sweeping tripartite pledge accepted War More than Ever As a global struggle in which other strategical considerations might outweigh her own immediate needs. The american associated press Cor respondent at chunking relays an official message that marshal Chiang i Kai Shek safely arrived from Cairo to important preparations. New York december 2. The times Cairo correspondent says that As a result of Cairo con Ference important preparations Are be ing made to accelerate Pacific Campaign. Firstly in Burma Campaign Navy is definitely counted. On secondly. United states troops will probably be dispatched to China in order to bolster up offensive potentiality there thirdly certain of i ointments will be made to effect a Complete Liaison Between general Mac Arthur and lord Louis Mountbatten in j order to facilitate connection of i Asiatic commands fourthly 1 tiny trickle of material to China will probably be somewhat amplified. I marshal Chiang Kai Shek is reported to have been pretty Well but not entirely pleased by conference. His Lack of enthusiasm is ascribed to two facts firstly although Pacific Campaign will be stepped up it definitely remains secondary to. Europe secondly. China remains at Bottom of priority list for materials though flow will be increased. Jpn Paramount significance. Washington december 2. A great conference of Paramount significance is taking. Place in Middle East Between marshal. Stalin president Roosevelt and or. Churchill senator Connally chairman of Senate foreign relations committee said in a broadcast. He added As result of this Russia s armies will be 1 strengthened and her Campaign against Hitler ised Germany will be buttressed and i senator Connally did not elaborate on this statement and did not give Bis j source of information. 1 Montgomery. Participates i Paris radio declares i Montgomery went to Tabriz and Parr i tick rated in v Churchill Roosevelt. Stalin conference. Big r. . Force proceeds to continent. Australian associated press London december. 3. I one of biggest forces of Raj heavy bombers Ever seen Over. East coast went out toward continent As darkness was falling last night they streamed High across coast at several Points. One watcher Aid sky was alive with . The air ministry announced that Mitchells Bostons and typhoons escorted and covered by fighters bombed targets in Cherbourg per Ristila in after noon. No aircraft is missing. It is now known that tenth enemy aircraft was destroyed by. Our fighters Ini yesterday s offensive operations. " Pilot of second fighter is Safe. Cholera outbreak. Follow Binal famine. Australian associated press London december 2. I a serious outbreak of cholera which Fol Lowed famine in Bengal army was told in House of court Mons. Deaths during october averaged 5349 weekly and were 446 for first week to november. Doctors,1 medical equipment and some drugs were flown to India. The authorities Are planning a mass inoculation scheme. Sugar rebate on fruit products. V Canberra. December a. A rebate of 9/ a ton on sugar Content of fruit. Products exported to i Mew zealand will be paid by Tea fed-1 eral government during december on i sugar Content of other goods sent to j new zealand there will be a rebate of i 2/13/ a ton. I War review. Retake territory. Be costly process. Australian associated press % Washington december 2. The Secretary for War or. H. L. Stimson it a press conference re viewing War said that offensive against japanese would be accelerated but he issued a warning that a Reconquest of seized territory will be � Long and costly process. Throughout South and South West Pacific Allied air forces continued their operations successfully. He said japanese have been unable to offer any effective counter measures. The Gilberts positions Are being consolidated and Bougainville Bridgehead is being steadily enlarged. American airmen Are giving . Chinese forces close support in heavy Battle in China s Rice bowl area in addition to planes in China sea. A substantial Progress is being made by eighth army beyond Sangro River. The fifth army scored some minor successes. ? or. Stimson explained that pro Gress in Italy May appear slow but it should be remembered that terrain is mountainous and rough and constant Rains made roads impassable leakage of news of vital conference. Discussion it commons. Australian As muted press London december 2. News Boot conference be tween or. Churchill president Roosevelt and marshal Chiang Kai Shek was broadcast yesterday morning in european service in programme relayed by . B.b.c., said or. C. S. Taylor in hons of commons. He asked . British minister for information or. Brenden Bracken Why. The broadcast., was permitted Many hours before news was made available to British press or in . Home service pro gramme. Cheers ". Or Bracken you must be referring to report about conference based of press message from Lis Bon which was included in official american programme to Europe. Al though this report was Given Over bj8.c. Transmitter neither minis j us. a emr a 1 prom beginning of War. I australian associated press s Washington december 2. S = . See rotary for War or. I h. L. Stimson has announced that s = american army casualties from s = War s beginning to november = s 15 total 94,918, of which 14,321 s s were killed 32,690 wounded 23,417 s i taken prisoner and 24,49� missing. = = or. Stimson Sald that of those ? i missing 1610 had died in prison � = Camps mostly in japanese Yeeu a pit territory american army a 5 casualties in Italy total 11,572, of i. Which 1811 were killed 7091 = wounded and 2670 missing. Am = = Eriean i casualties in All services = i now total 126,969. J try for information nor . Was responsible for decision to Broad cast it. We had Given a certain amount of time to american publicity authorities. We do not censor what they put out and unless we with draw tune we cannot take responsibility for what use. They make of transmitter. It is unfortunate that All these leakages occur. I have been to four or five conferences and i am absolutely certain that publicity arrangements will always break Down because they depend on three or four nations and All sorts of people to do their Best to preserve secrets but they leak out. I think Best thing is no publicity or full publicity. The British press was placed in a very difficult position owing to fact that this was broadcast yesterday. We gave a undertaking that it would follow a certain publicity programme and i we must fulfil under taking whatever happened. Another conference. Or. E. Shinwell have you seen report in. The morning press of speech from High commissioner for Canada Kokeri through enemy position s and. The germans Are in full Retreat and Are Rushing up re. Enforcements from Northern Italy. The eighth army in fierce. Hand to hand and Yard by Yard fighting is dislodging . Enemy of a 25-mile front pressing him Back toward Pescara. They Are mopping up enemy resistance centres . Fifth army has consolidated its positions East of Rome Road fighting for Possa cesia and Romagnoli Ridge Wai particularly heavy. Our planes provided splendid close sup port for ground troops. Bocca san Giovanni also was. Taken and our Advance is continuing. The fifth army w pulsed two enemy counter attacks. A Strong Force of heavy bombers with escorting Long Range fighters yesterday attacked Ball bearing works at turin.? r times military writer says there Are persistent reports of a break through on eighth Amy. Front but there is still to solid evidence to , eighth army forces. London decent r. 2. eighth army forces to night Are battling through outskirts of Cas Tel Grantano and Casoli says neuter s correspondent it Algiers. They Are encountering German last ditch detachments who had been ordered to delay eighth army As Long As pos sible in order to cover German Retreat to North from main Winter line defences.. Germa " withdrawal however is not � Fout it is slow and stubborn. The germans Are making full use of demolitions to my minefields. Casoli represents a three mile Advance from Archi Bridgehead. Its would Cut at � new Point feeder Road which loops toward Sangro from Lan Ciany " Trie germans Are being forced Tuha Bandzh guns and material. They Are hastily bringing in reserves from North Italy to Chitel Allied planes Are ambushing reserves As they Are brought from Chieti to Battle area. Our planes destroyed 16 lorries of one Convoy and damaged Many others. Counter attack beaten off. The times correspondent at Al Giers says that americans in Central sector of fifth army front South West of a Lognand beat off a new German counter attack. The Algiers radio says that Allied bombers without interference sup i ported operations on fifth army front and pounded German defence Fer three hours.,v German news Agency says that . Americans of fifth army in Cassino area strongly _ attacked yesterday and succeeded in penetrating German defences at Scagli. The germans successfully counter at tacked and captured Many prisoners also Booty. The fifth army in coastal sector also strongly attacked after a Lull to regroup its forces. The attack was supported by fire from three destroyers. German howitzers opened up on destroyers which turned away under a smokescreen. The germans at Castel Frentani have taken up a prepared rear position. Reuter s correspondent at Algiers says that 34th american division which first landed in North Africa is fighting on fifth army front. On outskirts of Casoli. Reuter s correspondent at Algiers says that eighth army is on . Outskirts of Casoli 14 Miles Inland. The counter attacks on fifth array. Sector mentioned in a previous com Munique occurred at filling and four Miles North of Venafro. The second was South West of Mignano. Reuter s correspondent with fifth army. Says that troops advanced slightly in a Kev sector after a Strong artillery barrage had been Laid Down. The and. Vance is going Well but has Only limited objectives. Allied air forces Are. Giving full support. The British United press correspond ent at Algiers says eighth army is within 18 Miles of Pescara Valley along which Road runs across apennines from Adriatic to Rome. Renter s Algiers correspondent says British Are on . Outskirts of Castel Frentani. About eight Miles in. Land and four Miles North of san Gro River. The germans Here Are re sisting bitterly. British break through to Castel Frentani and Rocca san Giovanni Twa. Miles Inland and Lom Miles North of Sangro represents a general and Vance of about three Miles. Launching onslaught. The Paris radio says that German reconnaissance planes have reported that preparations have almost been completed for offensive on fifth army front it added that Gen eral Alexander s. Forces undoubtedly Are launching an onslaught along whole front Vith Rome As object Ive. Paris radio says that reinforcer Menta Are reaching both Allied armies in Italy in a constant Stream it May therefore be assumed that attacks in Western sector will be synchronised with those in Eastern sector thus adding to joint punch. The germans have further strengthened their lines. -. Reuter s Algiers correspondent reports that Over 1000 prisoners have so far been captured As a result of new eighth army push. Many. Ger Man wounded Are lying in Allied hospitals. Great stores of Cuns and equipment have also . A Paris radio says that general. Clark seems to be completing his preparations for an attack in Western coastal sector. ?. Famous australian s grave. Almost inaccessible. From our special representative Canberra. November 30. There is a station property about 25 Miles out from Canberra not. A very Large one for it Only consists of 180 acres which every australian ought to know about. It is named Lambrigge and it was there that William James Farrer carried out his great wheat experiments Murrumbidgee. Runs through it and it was close by River Down from Homes 3d that he built that Farrer sowed seeds that be of lined from various countries and experimented with them until he produced . Grain which has spelt Mil Lions of pounds to Australia. Yesterday writer visited this famous place now occupied by. Or. George Merivale of Well known Merivale. Family of Sydney who has made extensive additions to old Home. William Farrer who was born in 1845 and died in 1906, is buried with his wife on top of a High Hill about a mile from Homestead and there a few years ago a Monument in form of an obelisk was erected by Commonwealth As a tribute to his great National work in Breeding and establishment of improved Varie ties of australian wheat but it is almost inaccessible to visitors. It is possible for a car to make its Way Over a very rough track to foot of Hill but there is to pathway of any kind up to Monument and scramble by foot Over rough scrub and rocks to top is an arduous undertaking. Having erected a Monument in memory of one of our most famous men . Government ought at least to make it accessible to visitors. Some time ago a proposal was Mada that Monument As it is called should be placed under care of a Board of trustees but nothing has so far been done. The old Laboratory near River has been preserved but it has been added to and is now occupied by Over seer on property or. Ogilvie. He Bas in his Possession a Large number of tin tags with which Farrer labelled his numerous cheats in course of his experiments. William Ferrer married miss Nina de Salis daughter of one of Best known of our pastoralist. In his later years he joined department of agriculture in new South Wales and did a great Dpi to raise Standard of wheat growing not Only in that state but throughout common wealth. In addition to Commonwealth memorial at Lambrigge there is a Farrer Monument at Queanbeyan. . Increase announced Canberra december 2. Professor Copland has announced new higher prices for certain. Comes of poultry for Christmas Trade live Duck will be 1/5 per la geese 1/8 dressed ducks Drakes and i my 3/t per la. More information of War operations urged in commons. Australian associated press ? ? London. December 2. Ii government wishes country to be less optimistic and Avert any j possibility of slackening it must give Public More War information said or Wardlaw Milne during resumed debate on address in reply in House of commons. The. Japanese at beginning of War had 18 battleships of which . Americans Sank three and dam aged10 japanese had 18 aircraft carriers of which americans Sank six and damaged nine. The japanese had. 96" cruisers of which americans Sank 34, damaged 68, and prob ably Sank four. They had 156 destroy ers of which americans Sank 76, 82 were damaged and 18 probably sunk stated or. Wardlaw Milne. I do not give these figures in order to Call attention to their inaccuracy because i believe they were accurate from observers viewpoint at time but unless Public gets More information about what is happening and what Japan and Germany Are doing obviously people will think that things Are surely general Marshall mat remain overseas. " australian associated press new York december 3. Military circles say that United states chief of staff. General Marshall May remain overseas As Allied com Mander in chief in invasion theatre. This is reported by Washington correspondent of new York general Marshall attended Churchill Roosevelt Chiang Kai Shek conference at Cairo. The correspond ent says that general Marshall s Suc Cessor As chief of staff is expected to be either general Eisenhower or lieutenant general j. Mcnarney who is at present Deputy chief of staff i. Frenchman killed. Machine Gynne by terrorists. Australian associated press London december 3. Paris radio says that terrorists Ai Toulouse to Day killed Maurice Sarratt brother of Albert Sarratt a former French Cabinet minister. M. Sarratt who was editor of Dereche de Toulouse was machine gunned while entering his car. The chauffeur was severely injured and .assailants escaped. Sarratt and his brother recently ?. Received miniature coffins by Post this being French patriots death warning. Ears legation destroyed. London december 2, a. Dublin message a Eire legation at Berlin was completely destroyed in raid on night of. November 32. Or. Warnock Eire charge d Afla Ira it safa however

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