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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - November 17, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front The St amp Bashi tripes combat editions vol. I no. Xxvi Quot be aleut and live Italy 17 november 1943russian spotlight swings to Gomel new drive cuts rails behind Cit Allied planes bomb Athens Allied hq., nov. 16�?hampered by bad weather in their attacks upon German installations in Italy Long Range bombers went on a far journey and struck at airfields near Athens in Greece. They went in spite of the weather and returned with reports of great Success. The raids were concentrated upon Elev his and Kalamakis airfields. Both Are within a 12-mile radius of Athens. Parked aircraft were wrecked and hits were certainly scored upon administration buildings striking up fires that could be seen for Miles. In the few operations around the italian front fighters and medium bombers went after motor transports near Ancona and left a to ail of destruction. It was interesting that among the flyers taking part in the raid on Greece were yugoslav airmen making their debut after their completion of a years training in the United mailman Allied hq., Bougainville Island nov. 17�?pfc. M. G. Long makes a specially of crawling through Jap fire to de-1 i v or letters. A few Day ago Long had 1,000 letters and three packages to deliver. He made the delivery to marines on the left flank of the american line although japs landed about that time near Laruma River close by and opened army communique 16 november 4 bad weather conditions limited the scope of operations by both fifth and eighth manifesto Berlin nov. 16 a the German news Agency announced that Mussolini a italian Republican fascist party has drawn up a manifesto to serve As the new Republican Constitution. The manifesto it was said provides for the abolition of the monarchy. The roman Catholic religion is to be the official religion for the Republic. Jews Are to be considered As foreigners and in wartime treated As members of hostile nations. It sets for its Ideal the liberation of occupied Italy and states that sufficient living space must be safeguarded for 45,000,000 italians. Private property while guaranteed by the state must not be used for exploitation. Heavy Rains fell in the eighth army area. Our troops occupied some High ground North of Atessa. Our patrols made More sorties across the Cangro River. Enemy elements were encountered in the Vicinity of Monta Zolli. Germans continue Active defense in front of the fifth army. After two enemy counterattacks our troops Yie kled North of Venafro where the front is fluid. Elsewhere there Wras Little admit chinese Washington nov. 16�?the immigration subcommittee of the Senate has recommended approval of the Magnuson Bill passed by the House of representatives. The Bill would place chinese immigration on a quota basis and makes chinese eligible for United states citizenship. Chairman of the subcommittee senator Charles o. Andrews presenting its report said a a the tenacity and courage of the chinese in their terrible ordeal of seven years of War have won the repeat of every forced against Privet marshes Moscow nov. 16�?the Gomel Battle front is stealing the show momentarily from the Kiev push for now the russians Are breaking through at Gomel. They have Cut across Gomel a Only railway to the West and put the City a Garrison in a desperate plight. Gen. Vatu tins forces pushing northwards from the Kiev bulge Are joining with these russians around Gomel in driving the germans Back upon the Privet marshes. Stedl army troops Are moving swiftly into the Gap made in the germans White russian lines. Their Advance is being pushed grimly ahead and Many places of strategic importance Are falling to them. Up to a few Days ago the railway running West from Gomel was being used fully by the germans for getting troops and supplies into Gomel. Now it is useless for that purpose. Slightly further South Vatu in a thrust upon Korostek is gaining headway. The germans Are resisting strongly before this Junction on the great North South railway considerably North of Zhitomi where the russians recently Cut the rail line. Hitlers High command has issued another one of his orders so common nowadays. The men fighting South of the Kiev salient and in kerch in the Crimea have been told to a a hold out at All germans in the Dnieper Bend to which this order is Given Are still in a state of entrapment and the russian Success beyond Kiev is hourly strengthening the Bonds of their imprisonment. Germans at kerch continue to continued on Page 4 disputes must wait Washington nov. 16 a Secretary of state Cordell Hull at his press conference today emphasized that territorial disputes and Boundary problems will be held in abeyance for settlement after the War , or. Honoured Allied hq., nov. 16 a Franklin d. Roossevelt or. Was among six americans awarded a Silver Star today by vice Admiral Hewitt. A Jap lines pierced chunking nov. 17�?chinese troops have pierced Tho japanese Linos in a series of counterattacks on the Yangtze front. They have captured Tho town of Hoko in Honan province. Japanese soldiers entered the town of so Irnen after an encircling move said the chinese communique. In the Southern part of Honan province chinese forces attacked Jap positions near sinking and captured a number of Strong Points
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