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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 23, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Fifth army not w b4 a a a i St i combat edition vol i. No. In be Alert and live 11 is i a 23 october 1043fifth army forces nazi withdrawal fifth army ii Kai it of arters oct. 22�?elements of it. Cen. Mark Mark s fifth Anay continued to Advance today on his Western flank it the italian front against Herman forces which have become Abs Ousby less spongy. Long sections of the whole lint remained Static with the British eighth army still in approximately its same position several Miles beyond Ermoli. Briefing officers at fifth army Headquarters say the nazis Are definitely forming a strongly ref ended line running from Mandragona on the just of Saeta eastward through Francois and. Teano to the Heights of Mairano. The Herman counterattack reported in Prog is around Latina yesterday was kept n Cheek. Heavy patrol activity involving Swift moving combat groups of 30, 40, 50 and of men is reported in several Aras. In the Mandragona area. Herman infantry is said to be Well supported by artillery and ack ask our own guns so successful in pounding the nun out of Tunisia and Sicily gave the enemy lit Ti-1 rest Over sections of the front throughout the Day. Page Captain Jinks Allied he. Hot. 22 a the much maligned cavalry is coming in o its own at Hist. Horseback operations Are proving d festive in the foe Hills of the apennines when the fifth army is moving of Twat As tin lemans withdraw. Tanks cannot i Ope with the rag d terrain and motorized transport can Only move with difficulty. Even ii lop is stumped. But the lowly bom can get about. Exponents of mechanized warfare who have let Een snickering at tin old fashioned cavalry Man Are crying for horses. Farms roundabout Are being a seized and the farm horses pressed into service. More and More units of the if ii army opera Fng in tin mountains Are using horses. It is a strange reversal of a the modern theory of War. And a smart return to Tim earliest methods of the last War with cavalry and the foot Soldier its the main offensive captured Sto a Kiholm. Ort. 22 a Mussolini s son in Law fount maim is now a prisoner of an anti fascist group somewhere in the apennines record ing to report from till Kalian Corr its Pond it of tin swedish press. Mane w a s roving about the country Sale disguised As a peasant it was said. He made his escape from Rome about two months ago. Eluding police agents guarding Bis Home be was Captur a when betrayed by a distinctive ring lie was wearing. Heights stormed Allied hq., oct. 22 a troops of the eighth army progressed slowly today Over some of the most difficult terrain they have struck in their Many months of Gallant fighting. They observed tin anniversary of their triumphant attack upon Rommel s i be at Al Abune a by assaulting almost impregnable Heights in the Baranello sector near the Center of the italian front. Pushing on from tin newly captured villages of oration and Russo some 3.0 mgt feet above sea lewd in rugged mountains their advanced patrols moved upwards towards the Baranello Heights. This s rat Chic Center com mands tin whole Herman defense svs cont Lintel on Pat 3 red army surge adds momentum Moscow. Oct. 22�?the insist Able russian adv unc into tin Dnieper River Liend today was threatening to isolate completely tin huge Industrial City of Dnepropetrovsk. So abrupt and powerful was tin russian surge into the Bend once the Gap was torn n tin crossing of the River beyond Kremendy a that the s tuition around Dnepropetrovsk had All the aspects today of tin trap at Stalingrad when Hun ii als of thousands of Herman men and equipment were caught. Tin Hermans were withdrawing rapidly within Imie Bend. The suffered enormous losses in the withdrawal abandoning Large quantities of equipment and supplies. The Forward driving red army in this Region was some he mils beyond the West Hank of the Dnieper. Its sweep was 50 Miles wide. Nearly half of the Bend has been occupied. The advancing russians were within 20 Miles of Krivo Rog m Ning City and railway june Ion. The Hermans were hacking away briefly occupying one fortified Point afer another and losing it. Their positions in this Region were considerably disorganized. Lacking a solid front line. The nazi troops were driven out of Annoska this morning. This is a june to on 20 Miles North of Kri Virog and West of the railway into that City. Two russian armies were completing the out flanking of Dnepropetrovsk and is Garrison. The one from the North was moving into the Bend from tin Kremenchug Ftp. The one from the South was penetrating due West from the Dnieper Bra Geh eids. Only about 50 Miles now separate these two armies. London. Oct. 22�?th re thousand water Mains burs in London curing two mon1 is Dur it he 1040 Herman Blitz upon the City. No sunday Issue there will or i o sunday Issue firs week of the friars an i frit prs fond tilt edition. Mechanical difficulties will keep us from producing the weekly this gets Bonus hot Liv. Ort. 22�?tin Guin an m<1io sa5ii i hat spool ii Bonus pay inputs for in Nam is of Tho Gorman jurors if i boy fit Jet in tin front Linos w a and snood by tin Gorman Binh t inn Mil Toila
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