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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - November 19, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Fifth army combat edmo vol. I no. Xxviii. Quot by left Axt live Quot Italy 19 november 1943reds take rec hits West of Gomel rattle rages in streets of Koros Tenhula commends Moscow meet nazis resist fiercely sees confab As step to shorten War Washington nov. 18�?making his report today to Congress on the Moscow three Power conference from which he recently return Secretary of state Cordell Hull pointed to the meeting As an epoch making step towards a new Era of International cooperation and Good will. Secretary Hull spoke before a joint session of the House and Senate. He confined his remarks largely to a general report of the historic gathering rather than a weighted analysis of the agreements reached. A a the glorious successes which have already attended our arms and the Confidence which we All feel today in assured though still immensely difficult Victory would have been impossible a he said a if this country and great Britain the soviet Union China and other victims of aggression had not each risen As a unit in defense of its rights and Independence. A a that would have been equally impossible if All these nations had not come together in a brotherhood of self preservation. While we Are thus engaged in the winning the War All of us Are acutely conscious of the fact that the fruit of Victory can easily be lost unless there is among us a widespread acceptance of those Basic principles and policies which will Render impossible a repetition of the present tragedy and unless there is promptly created continued on Page 4 commando raid Cairo nov. 19�?the Cairo radio said Early this morning that Allied commandos have made a successful raid on Semi Island in the dodecanese islands not far from be army communique is november heavy rain continued to fall along the majority of the Forward areas and operations by both fifth and eighth armies were on restricted scale. Many Rivers Are in flood. Eighth army troops advanced Northwest from Atessa and beat off enemy counterattacks originating in the area of Archi and Perano. In the coastal area our troops along the san Gro Valley received occasional enemy shelling. In the fifth army area american troops in the Venafro Region received heavy shelling late on the afternoon of nov. 16, and there was occasional artillery fire on areas South of there. British troops of the fifth army fired on Small German boats on the Garigliano River Inland from coast. M any enemy mines were encountered in the coastal Zhitomi Moscow nov. Is russian troops Are increasing the intensity of their offensive Over the 150-mile front from Gomel to Korostek. I hey drove the germans out of rec hits capturing that City which is 25 Miles due West of Gomel. In Gomel the Are holding out grimly but the russian Are in the City Steps already. Stalin a order of the Day announced the taking of rec hits a Long embattled City. The capture was affected by Gen. Roko6sovsy�?Ts swiftly moving cavalry and armoured units. There were three Days of fighting close to the City and then it was Over and the germans were again on their Westward flight. At Korostek important railway Junction Northwest of Kiev the red army is outflank j a ing the germans. Fighting is taking place in the suburbs and in the streets of the City itself. Everywhere North and South of the Privet marshes the russians Are on the move. Over go places in the Korostek Region fell again into soviet hands As a red army column moved up the strategic North South railway from captured Zhitomi. In the Forward part of the great russian wedge fanning out from Kiev red army troops Are encountering stiff resistance beyond Zhitomi. There the germans pushed nearly Back t0 the old polish boder Are making a continued on Page 4 Gallant Leros defenders endured fearful Odds Eye witness tells thriller about heroic destroyer Turkey debates Ankara nov. 18 a turkish foreign minister Numan Renemen Jollu outlined to parliament the foreign policies discussed with British foreign Secretary Anthony Eden recently it was at a to to fir secret session that turkeys policies As they Are affected by Edens talk and by the Moscow conference were aired. More than 450 government deputies were present along with president Ines no. Cairo nov. 18�?men who escaped from Leros Tell a thrilling account of adventure on the tiny Aegean Island during the heavy fighting and of the Gallant Entrance of an Allied destroyer right into the heart of the enemy Beach head to bring men for a last desperate Effort to hold the Island. Here a one speaking a cliche and i having been informed that a destroyer was trying to enter Portolano made our Way Down there from our overcrowded Tunnel. As we scampered Down Rocky scrub covered dopes Stukas were heavily bombing targets to the West of the Island. Making tile main Portolano Road we were momentarily shocked to see a party of German soldiers March around the Corner but found with Relief they were prisoners in charge of a sergeant armed with a Rifle and after reaching the Bay hitch hiking part Way with ambulance s going to the Island Hospital with Stretcher cases but mostly by walking the w it Ross a Onti Iran a a there was still no news of the destroyer hut we waited hoping. Hours passed. On reflection it seemed crazy to expect the ship to continued an Page 4
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