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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 21, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Front line paper of the 5th army combat Eon on tripes vol. I no. Ii be Alert and live advancing yanks Force nazis Back Allied hq., oct. 20 a Allied advances continued today along the italian front despite stiff German resistance. The fifth army pushed considerably beyond the Volturo River. The eighth army made Progress on the East coast. Gen. Mark Clarks right Wing went on swing across from Northeast of Capua moving some four Miles. In Rugge i country the american troops stormed height after height. Their threat to Gen. Kesselring a left flank mounted. The fifth was attempting to trap the germans before they could withdraw to positions along the Garigliano River. The american spearheads were nearly 20 Miles North of the Volturno which is now completely cleared of the germans. Their troops were Only two or three Miles from the Garigliano. This River and the country around it is a natural bottleneck permitting the concentration of defense in depth in a narrow area. The German comm unique reported there was Lively fighting during the Day in the Volturo Bend and in Rue area of Campobasso on the East sector of the front. The eighth army on this Eastern sector continued to move Forward from Ermoli Row being about ten Miles beyond that captured town. Parol encounters took place. Be facet Alo was occupied. Near Monte Gilfone taken continued on Page 4 waved becomes Viceroy new Delhi India oct. 20 a Field marshal lord Wavell was sworn in today As Viceroy of id. A. The ceremony was conducted with a minimum of pomp in magnificent Durbar Hall. The viceroys House. The circular Marble Hall was packed with official guests. Afer the ceremony a Salvo of 31 guns informed new Del i that the new Viceroy was in Crew Allied hq., oct. 20�?the american Liberator Crew which wrecked the Plesti oilfields n Romania with a daring Surprise raid on August i carried out a paralysing attack today on the Adriatic coast railway be Wem Anaoona and Here at lied hq., oct. 20�?Secretary of the Treasury Henry w. Morgenthau made a tour of the Volturo front today with it. Gen. Mark Lark commanding general of the fifth army. Praising Gen. Clark and commenting on the aggressive spirit of the army he said he had Ben through one of the greatest experiences of his life. �?�1 could be that under Qon. Clarks splendid leadership there has been developed a smooth running machine in which ther was in evidence the finest kind of cooperation Between the British and american elements a said Secretary Morgenthau in a statement issued through the Public relations office. A a the closer t got to Hie front the More impressive was the do Caplin of the scenes of wars destruction made Secretary Morgenthau comment a a when t looked into the dazed faces of the statans whose Homes had been destroyed by the germans. I thought that the people Back in America should set Down on their Knees and thank god that such things were not happening the re. We have not really Beguin to make any sacrifices n the unite states vet. �?�1 think we did very Well Back Home to dedicate the third week of the recent War loan to Gen. Clark and the fifth army. The people in the United states Are decidedly enthusiastic about the fifth army and have followed eagerly its Progress. �?�1 can assure Gen. Clark that the fighting forces need have no worry about the people at Home. They Are solidly behind the Italy 21 october 1943russians Progress in Dnieper Bend Moscow oct. 19 a russians a re smashing at the Gap they Are tearing Iii the German defences Southwest of , penetrating about 12 Miles further into the great and in the Dnieper River. Their Progress gained them too villages and carried them a third of the Way across the Bend. To the three sections of the vast russian front where the fighting is fiercest in the Northern sector around Gomel the Center sector before Kiev Southern sector beyond , the red army improved its positions during the Day. In the Norh the Battle for Gomel at the Entrance Russia was Reading is Climax. The soviet troops headed by tanks were end it adoring to a a raw a Complete Circle around Gomel. They were thrusting northwards against the town of re Ghitsa. The capture of this would Cut the Only escape rout 1 still left to the German Garrison inside Gomel. All other rail routes Are already in Bip Sian hands. To the North of Kiev the Center Point of German defense the red army took the important stronghold of Zysh Miod. The germans were count Rattan Vine a strongly around Kiev. Soviet efforts were concent rated upon enlarging a to Bri a Gehers is Abl shed Lier Over the Dnieper. The Russ ans were reported to is Only six Miles from tile Northern outskirts of Kiev. At the far North of the vast bar-1 in Lim. Not a German withdrawals took place on Isth shies of the newel salient. On the far South Street fight ing went on in Meli Opol where the r a army troops Are gradually establishing occupied Cairo Oft. 20 a the Small Aegean Island of l Vita a few Miles North of r Tampa la a in the Eastern part of the sea was occupied by German troops with the help of parachutist according to the German news Agency
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