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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - November 6, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front The St fifth army combat Corno vol. I. No. Xiv Quot be Alert and live Italy 6 november 1943 Clark controls Mignano Road fifth army he. Nov. 5�?last ight elements of general Mark Clark s \ h army pushed Forward Over a Long ? on of the Central front to occupy go ground overcooking the Road South of Mignano advances to the left and right of the i h Shway running up the Peninsula vane from three to eight Kilometres. One unit advanced 15 Kilometres through the dark to gain new Heights by Daybreak. Meanwhile fifth army Headquarters revealed that the town of Semia had been first entered by american patrols. One american unit had patrols in this town and another on the night of the third. One patrol entered Semia at 2315 hours and found the place deserted by germans and civilians alike. The place was described As completely abandoned. This announcement followed by a few hours on the British broadcasting company s news of the capture of Iser Nia on the night of the fourth. Bbl said the eighth army of general Montgomery had taken the City. In the Central area of the fifth front German resistance grew stiffer this morning. Small arms fire machine guns and mortars Are harassing our Forward positions As Jerry makes a determined Effort to cover the Retreat of motorized columns along the fast threatened Cas continued on Page 4 Russ push unchecked \ nazi Force wiped out Naples bombed Naples nov. 5�?celebrating the fires with Jerry last night As the Luftwaffe pulled a half Moon raid on the City of Naples. Enemy airmen jumped the gun on their usual time schedule by appearing shortly before 1800 hours. It was the most length ily Strung out bomb Load thus far dumped on the c to. Not until More than an hour after the alarm was Given did the All Clear sound off. At least one plane was shot Down after being picked up by searchlights Crews. He crashed in flames Over the Harbor area. Whether from the crash of that plane or from a bomb hit a Large fire was burning along the waterfront after the raiders had passed. Sadoglio Calls a Berlin nov. 5 a celebrating the 25th anniversary of the italian Victory Over the austrians at Vittorio Veneta marshal Sadoglio said Quot italians must March alongside of Allied armies against Germany to redeem their Honor. Sadoglio called upon All italians to contribute towards Italy a liberation and added he hoped soon to be Able to give the country the government which it de. Sires. Moscow nov. 5�?red army dispatches declare that a Large German Force has been trapped and annihilated in the san Hills opposite Kherson near the Estuary of the Dnieper. Russian dispatches say the nazi column was trying o Cross the River in flight but was forced into Battle. Circulation dept. Turns in a yarn today Riding around up front the old expression Quot there Are Only two Good outfits the one you came from and the one you re going to next Quot holds True in most cases. Recently while checking up on the front line circulation of this paper i ran into the . Of my old outfit. Nine months ago i left this outfit. That Wasny to a very Long time ago but there Are a lot of noticeable changes. They have the latest style of equipment now there Are a hell of a lot of new faces around but most noticeable Are the changes in the individuals. They Are a Battle Wise now. With the african Campaign under their belts and with the experience gained Ever since the invasion of the italian Mainland they can Well afford to brag. Quot a Quot company was at the foot of a Steep Hill. Jerries on the other Side were in a Hole. Our artillery opened up every time they made a sign they were heading for the Crossroads. Day and night this continued on Page 4 Moscow nov. 5�?the big port of Kherson on the Estuary of the Dnieper River is now within easy Range of russian heavy guns. Kherson and Niko ave still larger port near the Mouth of the Bug River and the Black sea sure threatened with blockade from the sea As soviet troops drive West along the narrow neck of land Between the sea Channel leading to these ports and Kar Kinitsky Gulf. Already German ships trying to get in or out of Kherson must run the Gauntlet of russan artillery. Red army troops have taken up positions along the River Bank approaching Kherson. Southeast below and behind this fighting the Crimea becomes an Ever clamping trap for the germans caught there. Every Westward move of the russians in the Steppes country strengthens the Wall shutting these men from the rest of the German army. Troops moving into the Crimea from per Kop isthmus on the North and kerch Peninsula on the East Are probing the outer defences of these trapped divisions. Germans still hold the South Bank of the Dnieper opposite Nik Opol but russian troops Are edging along the Bank in that direction and Are Only 15 Miles from the important manganese Center. They Are preparing to assault the German Bridgehead there. Inside the Dnieper Bend germans still Are holding a Rivoiro. Their grip at that Point forms a Large salient out of the Triangle a a Rivoiro Zaporozhye Nik Opol. Every Day their position inside this Triangle grows More precarious. There Are reports again of Active continued on Page 4
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