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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - November 24, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Vol. I no. Xxxiii Quot be Alert and Uve Quot Italy 24 november 1943berlin Burns after flattening raid reds close escape Gap from Gomelko Mcload exceeds any dumped on Hamburg bulletin Zurich nov. 23�?the Kroll opera House where Hitler used to address meetings was demolished in last night s raid on Berlin. Evidence of tile concent rated weight of the raid lie in reports that the former British and italian legation were destroyed that the Swiss legation was badly damage and that other embassies and official buildings South of the tier Garten were also severely hit. Stockholm nov. 23�?a British based Allied raid on Berlin last night is said to have left no part of the City a scarred by bombs. Neutral source reports reaching Stockholm assert that the raid was heavier than any raid Ever made on Hamburg and that City is described As being All but flattened to the ground. From Zurich comes information that even berlins suburbs suffered in the widespread devastation and that damage was particularly heavy in the Center of the City especially near Unter Den Linden and the Alexande Platz. Friedric Strasse is said to have been shattered. When first reports of the attack reached Stockholm there were huge fires still burning throughout the City. In some places As Many As eight and to buildings adjoining each other were roaring masses of proposes Washington nov. 23 president Roosevelt in a message to Congress has asked for immediate consideration of a three Point program financed by the Federal government to Aid sex service men during the Post War period. The plan Calls for uniform payment and reasonable mustering out of All members of the armed forces upon their honorable discharge or inactive duty status. A uniform system of handling unemployment after the demobilization which will be fixed regardless of the variance of state Laws. Full Benefit to members of the armed forces including the merchant Marine for old age and servicemen a insurance covering their period of military Dies Washington nov. 23�?senator Warren w. Barbour 55, of new Jersey is dead of a heart attack. Barbour was appointed to the Senate in. 1931 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dwight Waters of Dnieper take toll of nazis Moscow nov. 23�?tire fighting for Gomel the fortress stronghold at the end of the German White russian line is entering its filial stages. Soviet troops Are fast closing the last Retreat exit for the German Garrison. Russians have Only six Miles to go to Cut the Westward railway. Berlin announces that Southwest of Gomel their troops Are being withdrawn. German troops Are practically cleared from the right Bank of the Dnieper below re Chita. All organized resistance ceased some hours ago and the Only resistance left is Ai the Crossings. The germans Are defending these Crossings with Strong artillery fire in an Effort to withdraw from the Gomel trap. They have suffered Large losses at these Crossings and Hundred of them have drowned in the ice cold water of the Dnieper. The new russian push in the Dnieper Bend goes ahead fiercely. Many German troops from the Zhitomi fighting Are being drawn South by this determined red army drive. This continued on Pogo 4 the combat edition passes fifth army communique 23 november though slightly less rain fell in the last 24 hours the recent heavy storms have turned the Battle area into a sea of mud. Rivers and streams Are in flood. Little activity has been possible on any part of the fronts. Contact became a Little More brisk along our army fronts As weather cleared somewhat. Northwest of Agone in the eighth army sector Light Canadian forces were attacked by German troops in strength. After a two hour action the germans were forced to withdraw. Our troops in the area around san Pietro found Many villages which had been destroyed by the continued on Pogo 4 with this Issue the stars and stripes combat edition ceases publication for troops of the fifth army. The fighting front which this paper served More or less Well has been taken Over by the stars and stripes City edition printed in Naples. The combat edition is a rolling printing Plant. It was designed to operate in front line combat areas within easy reach of fighting troops. From the Start its intention has been to serve Only troops in the line. The supposition was when first we came to Italy that no commercial plants would be within easy reach of the front. The combat edition could be. The fighting Man could have his news daily. However the italian Peninsula has turned out to be As narrow As we always knew it was. And its cities Are not really so far apart. The Naples edition can take care of the front just As easily As we could and Supply the front with far More copies of stars and stripes than the combat edition could possibly produce. The time has come for us to move on into other Fields. Another front perhaps. The War is not yet done. There should be no parting without apologies for bad behaviour without Many thanks for favors received the instances of willing cooperation and generous help received from the fifth army Are numerous beyond memory. Recognition of the Freedom of our Small press was absolute we recall our meeting with general Mark Clark. If you need anything said he ask for it. We did. We got it. Our presses and other printing equipment were lost or stolen some where along the line of shipment. A thousand and one a a bugs were discovered As we started operation for the first time. Only now is the end of our experimental stage in sight. Next time our Job will be simpler and better done. Red
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