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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 20, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Front line paper of the 5th army combat Edmi ripes vol. I no. I Italy 20 october 1943 free russians expand River Bridgehead mos it Mhz oct. 19 a russian troops at various Points along the visit Dnepr River Battle line were fighting fiercely today to expand their Bridgehead. The most important gains of the Day were made Southeast of Kre mending in the Center of the Kiev Section. There on the lower Dnieper the russians broke through to establish a flanking threat to Dnepropetrovsk. At the far son la of the line near the sea of Azov Street fighting in Melitopol grew into a full scale Battle of tanks and heavy artillery. The bus sians progressed in the City to strengthen their hold within it. German resistance along t h e Dnieper is desperate. Under penalty of Dath Hitler has ordered his troops to hold the right Bank of the River after they had failed to hold the left. Fresh nazi divisions Are being brought up and thrown into Battle in incessant counter attacks in which they Are suffering enormous losses. The Advance of the russians Southeast of Kremenchug took them five Miles beyond the right Bank of the River. Several villages were taken. In the Middle reaches of the Dnieper South of Kiev russian troops improved their positions on the right Bank. They also advanced slightly North of Kiev. The germans resistance North and South of Kiev is especially Strong. Russian strategy Aims at out flanking this fortress City. Its vast network of fortifications and minefields make it virtually impregnable against frontal blasted Allied hq., China oct. 19 a Lieut. Gen. Joseph Stilwell announced that american bombers into in red heavy casualties on japanese troop concentrations and Supply dumps along the Salween River. Numero Lino presented herewith is the first Issue of the combat edition of to tar a Ani stripes country Cousin of the military newspapers printed and published by u. S. Army personnel a Algiers Oran Casablanca and Palermo. This newspaper is printed and published primarily for the fighting in of the fifth army in the front lines. It is our Hope to build up our circulation rapidly to allow every fifth army Soldier ilk he front lines to real the news of Lite Day what is happening at Home what is happening across the next h ill from him what is going on in the sports world How the War is going in the South Pacific and on the russian front. Thi unites equipped for mobility even though some one made away with our presses before they reached us and we Hope to move Forward As the Battle line moves toward Berlin. Moscow confab opens Moscow oct. 19 a the three Power conference of delegates from the state department and foreign offices of the United states great Britain and Russia opened Here today. Preliminaries were under Way. Within two hours of the arrival of u. S. Secretary Cordell Hull and British foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. Gian t four motored planes brought the american and British representatives. Soviet fighters escorted them for part of the trip and were diving and zooming Over the Airfield As they came in to land at th9 Moscow Mil tary Airport. A Large number of state department and foreign office officials accompanied Hull and Eden. The russian commissar for foreign affairs Viacheslav m. Molotov was at the Airport to meet them. There were bands and crowds of Pressman and photographers. A military Cadet guard of Honor marched past the delegates As they left their plane. A a diplomats must learn from soldiers who keep step harmoniously and we must also keep step a Molotov remarked to Advance beyond jump Allied hq., oct. 19�?the Allied line in Italy moved Forward today. The fifth army took six towns As it strengthened its position beyond the Volturno River. The eighth army captured Mon Cilfone. Along the Volturno Gen. Mark Clarks troops seized Gioia Liberi a Vignano Ponte Latone and Brezza. On the right flank of the army san Stefano As taken by the advancing americans. Gen. Kesselring a a forces moving Back from the Tiver were faced with an increasing threat from Gen. Clarks swing North of Capua which penetrated four Miles deeper in the last 24 hours. This is in a rugged Region with Many ridges which afford the germans excellent defensive Points. The fifth army is now firmly established across the Volturno from the sea to Capua. Fresh Bridges Are being constructed. More tanks and heavy equipment Are being moved North of the River. The americans now face an Uphill fight for it. Messico Ridge along the West coast. They Are also confronted with a rugged sector near the gang Iano River. The present front is slightly in Advance of the line Mouth continued on Page 4 prisoners exchanged Gothenburg Sweden oct. 19�?trains arrived Here today bringing British wounds prisoners and other prisoners from Germany for repatriation to great Britain. They were transferred to the swedish liner Bro Miningham. There were 1,250 men among the British prisoners. Within the next few Days the swedish liner with the British Hospital ship Atlantis and the Empress of Russia which brought germans who Are being repatriated to their Homes will be leaving for Britain
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