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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - November 15, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Fifth army combat edition vol. I no. Xxiv a i be aleut Ani live Italy 15 november 1943 Zhitomi Falls to Vatu in a troops reds gain 80 Miles in seven Days fifth army who lost photos com vue 14 november patrol wore Active on the fifth army front where positions were improved. An enemy infantry Force encountered in the Hills a was severely dealt with by american troops. Enemy artillery was Active in the coastal areas. The Village of Atessa and the High ground adjacent to it was captured against stiff resistance by troops of the eighth army. Elsewhere eighth army patrols pushed Westward and in places penetrated across River Sangro. We improved our positions slightly on fifth army front particularly in the North. American infantry encountered elements of two German battalions in Hills Northwest of Mont Acquila and routed the germans with Only minor losses to ourselves. There was hard fighting on High ground North of Mignano involving an enemy counterattack after we had made a limited Advance. German artillery is unusually Active against British troops on the Southern part of the fifth army front. Both our patrols and patrols of the germans Are Active along the lower reaches of the Garigliano River. Continued on Page 4 somewhere in the italian area of operations is a Soldier who knows the Parker family Overland to. His name might be Robert Edwards we done to know. One snapshot bearing the name of mrs Robert Edwards and others identified As the pal Ker children were mailed in to the combat edition today by Cpl. W. F. Gorzynski. With the pictures came a note. The Corporal tells us he found the packet of pictures on a Street in Naples on november 5. Owner please sound , Bremen hit bulletin London nov. 14�?mosquitoes bombed Berlin and Western Germany last night. London nov. 14�?bremen, much bombed German Industrial Center was the target of a heavy raid of flying forts and liberators in a Daylight attack. Few results Are available yet from this bombing but returning pilots re continued on Page 4 marshal Sadoglio stands firm in allegiance to King but plans to resign As Allied armies take Rome Southern Italy nov. 14�?marshal Sadoglio has decided to stick by his King in the face of Strong anti fascist pressure for the abdication of Victor Emmanuel. In an interview granted to fifth and eighth army correspondents today the aged marshal said there would be no change in Italy a government for the time being regardless of the shape political developments seem to be taking. He declared that to would continue to head the italian government As chief of a group of unnamed technical experts until such time As Tho Allied Armill reach Rome. Thereafter said the marshal he intends to resign and leave to other hands Tho Job of forming a govern meal t from the greater Stock of political Talent now above the Volturno. Sadoglio has been under pressure of such liberals As Carlo Sforza Best known italian statesman and Benedetto Croce historian and philosopher of anti fascist Fame for the past fortnight. Both these and other italian liberals have urged forced abdication of King Victor Emmanuel the ousting of Prince Umberto and the ascension to the throne of six year old Victor under a Regency headed by Sadoglio. By this decision Tho of marshal has renounced any Aid lie might have gotten from Sforza in the actual administration of his government since the liberals made abdication of the King one of the provisions upon their willingness to join a Sadoglio railway Cut by russians Moscow nov. 15�?zhitomir, 80 Miles West of Kiev and first City of importance in the drive beyond the Ukraine capital has fallen to the swiftly advancing russians. The taking of Zhitomi gives the triumphant red army a grip upon tile vital North South railway line passing through Zhitomi North to Leningrad and South to Odessa. It was Gen. Vatu in a first ukrainian army that made the capture although the immediate troops engaged were the cavalry and mechanized forces of Gen. Baranov moving steadily Forward beyond Kiev advancing Day and night hurdling German fortified line and driving the nazis in disorder before them. While tanks and cavalry units Cut ahead to hit at German flanks and rear the main body of Vatu in a troops crossed the Tetrev River and bore Down upon Zhitomi and its neighbouring Junction of Korostek at the rate of about to Miles a Day. In seven Days these troops have liberated More than 500 places and re occupied some 3,000 Square Miles of the Western Ukraine. The drive to the Southwest from Kiev has come up against stiffer resistance and German counterattacks Between Belaya Tsurkov and Fastov have held up Progress. Vatu in is expected to keep right on in his relentless push probably striking North to Korostek and South to be Dichev following the railway. With these thrusts he May get behind the germans who Are slowly falling Back on Korostek and be Dichev under pressure from direct drives from Kiev. There appears to be developing among the russian divisions a Competition to see which will be the first to reach the polish Border. Meanwhile in the far South around kerch the City still Burns As the germans pursue their systematic destruction. At the Northern Gate of the Crimea the russians Are steadily improving their position in the Peni Kop Isth Pius. There were no marked changes in the other fronts along tin vast russian line. Pressure continues Strong at Nik Opol around Gomel and Nevel and at other scattered Points up and Down the great blazing Battle
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