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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - November 13, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Fifth army combat edition vol. I no. Xxii Quot be aleut and live Quot Italy 13 november 1943russians fan out in giant wedge drive through first Ukraine Snow elements slow Clark s troops fifth army hq., nov. 12-fighting in Trio worst kind of weather men of Tho fifth army made a few local advances today. In the Northern part of the fighting front americans moved Forward As much As a mile at one Point. German mines and demolitions Are numerous where the fifth is now striking ahead and this plus the weather is holding the Advance to a slow Pace. German resistance has shown no let up and Gen. Clarks troops had to beat off continuous counter attacks throughout Day and night. Some prisoners were taken so determined was the Allied stand against the German counter moves. British troops of the fifth took a commanding Elevation Southwest of . They also \ valiantly repelled a nazi counter thrust aimed at Calabritto. On the eighth army a front conditions were much the same As westwards. Weather and demolitions were the limiting factors forcing the British to confine their offensive mainly to advances by patrols. The eighth continued to make some Progress Northwest from Isernia and in this area recently won gains were consolidated. Along other parts of the front there was also a re grouping of the British to establish themselves in newly won territory and make ready for further Advance. The germans were tossing shells upon the men of the eighth from across the Sangro River. In the Vicinity of at Pravica British and German patrols clashed. There was a Sharp engagement. Patrols of the eighth continue to reconnoitre the rumoured Naples nov. 12 a the associated press reports that every indication Points towards the probability that King Victor Emmanuel will abdicate within a few Days and that a Regency will be set up. It suggests that count Carlo Sforza is Likely to succeed marshal Sadoglio As prime invaded Cairo nov. 12�?German troops attacked the Island of Leros in the Aegean sea today according to the Middle East communique. At some. Points the nazis succeeded in getting a footing and fighting is in Progress. There were places along the coast of the tiny Island where the germans were repulsed. Several Landing Craft were destroyed or damaged. The defending troops on Leros consist of British and some italians who Are reported to be fighting valiantly with the was occupied late in september when the allies sought to forestall further movement of the germans into the Aegean sea. The action of Tho germans now is aimed at strengthening their defences in the sea approaches to Greece and the Balkans from Tho Advance nears railway City Moscow nov. 12 a in the Western i Kraine an battlefields White with the first Snow of the season russian troops have fanned out in a huge Semi Neirele establishing an advancing front of some 50 to 60 mile in radius moving towards the polish and Bessarabia Borders a the red army thrust penetrating due West from Kiev approaches the railway City of Zhitomi their tanks Are rolling the germans Back from scores of Little towns and villages. They have occupied Radom Ysl and Brusilov District Center of the Zhitomi Region and taken the railway stations of Tetrev and Cher Pyavka. The russians Are across the first River line beyond the Dnieper at Kiev having passed the Tater Eva River which the germans were forced to abandon after a very Short struggle. They Are now near to Zhitomi itself important City on the North South railway from Leningrad to Odessa. The germans Are expected soon to make a desperate stand in this Region to protect the flank of their River Bug defences upon which they Are believed to be ready to fall when their Dnieper Bend salient is smashed. Another russian thrust along the railway from is moving below be Dichev in the continued on Page 4 germans violate International Law by using red Cross food intended for War prisoners ethiopian Diplomat Addis Ababa Ethiopia nov. 12�?the first ethiopian minister to the soviet Union Gheta Lorenzo is now on his Way to Moscow. The new minister is the son in Law of Ras Itaru ethiopian Patriot recently released in Italy by the allies after 6ix years imprisonment. Fifth army hq., nov. 12 a food from Tho Canadian red Cross originally intended for prisoners of War has been used by Tho germans it was revealed today by chaplain Fred r. Edgar Captain Coleman d. Asinof of a tank destroyer battalion and other officers. This is a direct violation under International Lawit was pointed out. It was reported that on several occasions officers have discovered empty Cartons from the Canadian red Cross lying around the Capua area. Judging from the empty containers they had apparently contained cheese canned meat vegetables cookies Candy cigarettes and soap. According to chaplain Edgar when his battalion crossed Tho Volturno River West of Capua second lieutenant John c. Bargo noticed a Hunch of Braken Cartons and Cana with american labels. Upon investigation it was Learned that these supplies came from the Canadian red Cross. Members of the 29th Panzer division Are believed to be the offenders. On More than one occasion Captain Asinof reported he has noticed empty Cartons. On the morning of november 3, an empty Oon continued on Pago 4
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