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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 23, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Pape 2 the stars Ani stripes saturday october 23, 1943 the stars and stripes the combat edition of the stars and stripes is printed end published daily is conditions allow by u. S. Army personnel principally for front line troops of the fifth army. There is no charge for the paper. The address stars and stripes Apo 464, u. S. Army. Not mailable to the la. S. Vet i no. 4 saturday october 23, 1943rhodes hit again Airo. Oct. 22 a air activity continued Over in islands of tin Aegean be i beyond Crete. Once again bombers of the Middle East command ranged far and wide Over this Region. A a rho heaviest attack was entered upon a fit a where 21 r a bombers swept Down upon tin airfields and Haltor. Marital s on tin strategically important Island of Rhodes where c ennui troops have St Abl Isles a firm too hold. On several occasions in recent Days Mari Tan has been a tar Pel for Allied bombs. Tit this at ack Largo explosions a re observed and bursts were seen Landing on the German held Airfield. Fighter planes destroyed one junkers is in the Eastern Mediterranean alterations and All Allied planes returned without loss. A Oerman radio broadcast t Oday stated that a Quot British patrol landed on the Aegean Island of Kalv nos. The Landing party was immediately taken prisoner said the broadcast. To had the lash of carrying out acts of sabotage and dynamite and other explosive materials a re found it was Dnieper year ago today no failure Ankara. Turkey. Oct. 22�?Axis propaganda is directed to end Date the impression that the Moscow three Power conform be will fail a turkish newspaper commented today. The journal went on to Point out that it is unlikely the conference would Haw been held had there been no Prosi a cts of satisfactory results being achieved. To expressed the Hope that Anglo Russi in riders tax Ding will Lead to a lasting Anil beneficial peace. Russia oct. 22�?the red army made further Progress today in strengthening its Bridgehead on the Dnieper River. German defense lines along this great natural harrier Are being gradually broken. German Hopes of making a stand ut1 and Down tin winding reaches of the River aph or to be dwindling. Most pub sized River in the world at the moment the Dnieper Lias a colourful historical background. Down the pages of history it has been the scene of heavy fighting. Greeks. Romans turks and tartars used to Battle along its Banks. The Riv a rises in Smolensk province and stretches for 1,400 i Les draining an area of some 200. He Square Miles. Fierce Light no is now t Ikno pm Aee a Bung some Soo Miles of it. It flow s through a fort ii Plain from Chernigow to Kiev. And then Southeast across a Roe k y Steppe to Dnepropetrovsk. About 43 Miles South of this City where the russians have Bren swinging around in the German rear As they penetrate in o i he Dnieper Bend. The River develops into rap is. For about 23 Miles one Rapi i succeeds another. Then breaking Clear of tin rocks the Quot Dnieper continues Sou Wesl through Grassy Plains beyond Melitopol where lighting is fierce and enters tin Black s i by a on Adelaide Estuary. The River is navigable except for its farthest North reaches. The Banks Are generally lugh. Par Ieuv arly the left. Tit the North around Smolensk the Width is 453 Ford Aud it gradually widens or ii around Dnepropetrovsk t is on and a Quarter Miles. Oct. 23, 1942�?this was the eve of the British attack that i Lake the Al a lantern line in Egypt and sent Rommel a forces reeling backwards not to established themselves again until they reached Western Libya. Early in this year Rommel a forces had retaken Benghazi swept on and by mid year had driven the allies to Al Alamein approximately 73 Miles from Alexandria with the Suez just beyond. The British made their stand there and formed a defeats line from the Mediterranean t o the Quat Tarn depression to series of below sea level Salt marshes impassable to an army. Tin Lim extended for about 4 1 Miles and the British b old it throughout the summer. Routine tried tin1 reinforced British lines in August hut was repulsed. Early in sep Ember tin lies smashed it Large scale Axis offensive. Then the i not quieted Down until this night. On ibis night tin eighth army poured Forth one of the inns terrific artillery barrages of history. On the following Thi wit the men moved Forward. No More French labor Pari s. Oct. 22�?laval has concluded to new agreement i it German labor chief Reiz Suckel under which the German government will present no More new demands for French labor it 1943. According to an announcement to a Over the German controlled or neb radio. Solomons raid Allied Southwest Pacific i1q. Oct. 22�?in a bombing raid upon Kahili in Bougainville Island in tin Solomons. Allied planes shot Down eight out of 20 interception fighters and Jinn aged two o hers. Harbor installations were hit by in Allied bombers. Ain Allied air attack upon tar Awa major japanese Bas Quot in the Gilbert i Shin s. Was officially announced from Admiral Chester Nimitz Headquarters Jit Pearl Harbor. This was re aired briefly from Tokyo yesterday. The american planes taking part subjected Tarawa to it heavy Batler ing. Hitting Harbor shipping and facilities. Mrs. Franklin to it. Roosevelt arrived Iii London Aud wits greeted at the railway St a Ion by Tang George i and Queen Elizateth. The Rae bombed Genoa and Turin. Fitly. The i a d on a a was described As the heaviest of the War on Italy. In new Britain in the Southwest Pacific. Allied planes attacked in Hinl Jit Low Altitude. Ten Jap ships War Quot sunk or badly damaged including a Cruiser destroyer and eight transport or cargo so Supply Low Washington. Get. 22�?th it. S. Bureau of agricultural economics in a report on tin postwar Cotton Outlook said today that the War has greatly depleted the civilian Supply of Cotton textiles in Axis and Axis held nations. A Large Quantity of Cotton textiles will in. Ii reded Imine do lately Jitter the War. It was pointed our. Supplies Are Low in All countries though the Axis Jim particularly hard visit Malta. De. 22�? to. Sec re Ary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau arrived Here thursday it was disclosed Tmay. Secretary Morgenthau recently made a tour of the fifth army frontline troops accompanied by it. I n. Mark Chirk commanding general

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