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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - November 23, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Fifth army comat de ripes vol. I no. Xxxii to be Alert and live a Italy 23 november 1943reds gain anew in Dnieper Bend Zhitomi Battle swings to russians yanks invade Gilbert islands Jap outpost defences hit in bold move ii to by combat edition radio nov. 23 a american land and sea Force have launched an offensive aimed Art. The heart of the defense guarding Japan. Landings have been made on two Small islands of the Gilbert group and heavy fighting is taking place from established Beach Heads. United states invasion troops supported by Strong Fleet units have landed on Makin Island and Tarawa Island northwesterly islands of Tho Gilberts. Bitter fighting much of it hand to hand is believed to be taking place on the Sandy beaches of these two tiny Atols far of Ujj in the Pacific beyond the Solomons and the new hebrides. The attacking forces include carriers and battleships and a canopy of fighting planes. It is far and away the boldest invasion Effort of the allies in the War upon Japan threaten ing to carry the Battle to the japs very Doorstep. The Gilbert and Marshall islands where the fighting is ensuing Are astride the Equator about 2,400 Miles Southwest of Honolulu. Military and naval experts Point to the move As a strategy calculated to draw the japanese Fleet out of hiding into a show Down Bat the. The talking of these islands will constitute a threat to the philippine which the japs cannot afford to Overlook. The Gilberts formerly were under British control until the jape took them in the first two weeks of the War. The marshalls have been under Jap mandate for two decades. Both have been strongly fortified and resistance on each is expected to to jeep and fifty acres Washington nov. 22�? Quot a jeep and 50 acres of land for every service Man who wants it when the War is that is becoming More than a slogan around Washington. The new farm Security administrator Fred Hancock says he is sympathetic and ready to work for such a plan. He says it Isnit a hand out but something to help sex soldiers help themselves towards land ownership. He expressed the Hope that Congress will make a special provision granting sex servicemen preferences in a tenant Purchase army front communique 22 november heavy rain fell on All Battle areas rendering movement difficult. Operations on both of our army fronts were restricted. The eighth army gained some ground in the Center of the army sector. Continued heavy Rains in the eighth army area. Flood conditions in some Rivers. Strong patrol clashes in the coastal area North of the River Sangro. Despite terrain and weather difficulties Progress has been made in the Center of the eighth army front. Girardi and san Vietro Are in our hands. Both Village have a continued on Page 4 tank Battle rages beyond Kiev Moscow nov. 22�?the russians following their practice of breaking Forth in new a tacks at differing Points up and Down the vast front Are driving toward again in the Dnieper Bend a renewed offensive there having already carried them another 20 Miles Westward. This new Advance follows the break through of the russians in German defences East of Tho Kremenchug Znamenak railway we Hole another drive is heading South about 28 Miles East of Kremenchug. This second drive is threatening the German rear at Cherkassky. Up in the Zhitomi fighting beyond Kiev where the germans have succeeded in wresting the initiative from the russians after four months of Retreat counter blows of von Man steins divisions appear to be waning in Force. Vatu in a left flank in this fighting countered some on its own and took one important Village commanding Heights. Russian tank units which have just reached the Battlefront Are engaging German Armor and in Many places forcing the panzers to withdraw. The tide of Battle seems generally to be favouring the russians although the germans keep grimly coming on. The russians have pushed Large numbers of men and tanks across the Dnieper Between acc hits and Fastov. Their forces Are operating in close coordination with the offensive sweeps in the Dnieper Bend at Cherkassky and at Kremenchug. Gen. Roko Sovsky a offensive is going continued on Page 4 Urra conference agrees on areas of operation National sovereignty is to be recognized always Rumor for son taken Zurich nov. 23�?the Swiss radio carried a report Early today that a son of president Roosevelt is a prisoner of War in Germany. Quoting German sources for its information it said he was shot Down by flak Over Germany in a u. S. Plane. It mentioned no specific name which would make the report appear to be unfounded and Only propaganda. Atlantic City nov. 22 a Complete agreement has been reached in subcommittees of tile United nations Relief and rehabilitation conference on the areas in which the administration will operate and the Range of supplies and services it will be responsible for providing. The Relief activities of the administration will be determined in a specific area after consultation with and concent of the government or authority within the area. When no recognized National authority exists Urra will o it Erato through agreement with the military command and subject to military control. The finance committee adopter recommendations for a Flat contribution of one per cent of each participating country National income. Every Effort is being made to Avoir a wild International scramble for Relief goods threatening International inflation at the wars end
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