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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 25, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Fifth army combat edition ripes ugly. I no. V be Alert and live Italy 25 october 1043reds squeeze nazi Russ trap closes i Moscow oct. 24�?ln the Bend of the Dnieper River in Russia soviet troops were moving today to Cut the last of the German controlled railway lines from Dnepropetrovsk. One Greet russian army was spearheading to the North and one to the South. When they meet As they were threatening to do. They will isolate the German front line forces at Dnepropetrovsk and near it. The Battle for the liberation of the Ukraine appeared to be coming into its final stages. The Swift Forward surge of the russians once they broke across the Dnieper in this Region of the Bend disrupted completely the German lines of communication within the bed. Crippled by inadequate Ana badly battered rail lines the position of the germans in the Bend was critical. The russians were continuing their Progress towards a Rivoiro important Iron Center almost directly in the rear of Dnepropetrovsk. They captured towns along he principal rail line Between these two cities giving them control of the line. There is a Sec Ond line West from a Rivoiro but the red army holds All the key towns along it. They were Ess Man 20 Miles from a Rivoiro today. The germans were counter attacking desperately in this Region behind Dnepropetrovsk. Russian tanks and motorized infantry stopped them and went ahead. The German news Agency was announcing that German positions in the front of a Rivoiro were withdrawn to the rear As a result of soviet collide Palm reach. Fla. Get. 24 a two tankers collided off the Florida coast. Eight members of the Crews perished in flames that spread from the explosion. One vessel was Laden with aviation fuel. Twenty eight crewmen and members f the naval gun Crews were mosquitoes Allied he. Get. 24�?tiny it boats of the United states Navy made a bold attack off the italian coast Southeast of Elba upon a Large German ammunition ship escorted by four armed gunboats. There was a Brief Battle in the night and then a shot went Home and the ammunition ship blew to crossed fifth army hq., oct. 25 a there was no Brief no of news from the fighting front at fifth army Headquarters last night. It is assumed that the Battle lines remained fairly Static. The following is taken from reports that Are at least 24 hours old. Allied hq., oct. 24�?troops of the British eighth army established a Bridgehead across the Trigno River. On the far Eastern Wing of the italian front som 13 Miles North of Ermoli. They were endeavouring today with Success to enlarge their grip upon the passages of the River. In one sector the allies advanced from five to six Miles and. Crossing the Trigno drove a wedge into the German 1�?Tnes. British reinforcements were being rushed up to expand the Bridgehead. Further Inland from the Adriatic coat. The offence of the eighth in the cont Iii my on Pope 3 India earthquake Bombay Ort. 24 a an earthquake Shook of great intensity entered about 1,200 Miles from Bombay was records today by the Seismograph at Colaba conservatory. Apparently the Center of the Shock was along the Quot Assam and Bhutan Border. This is in far northeastern India adjacent to Burma. Many fighting troops Are gathered Iti this taken Moscow oct. 24�?the russian army in the lower Ukraine was threat ening today to engulf in its triumphant sweep whole German armies trapped in the Dnieper River Bend and in the Crimea. Soviet troops capturing Melitopol near the sea of Azov Werc. Driving the germans westwards acres the non ask Steppes. Every Yard gained threatened further to Cut off the nazi armies in the Crimea from avenues of Retreat. Their Swift movement Westward also was adding to the great flanking threat against the other German armies to the North caught in the Bend of the Dnieper River. More than one million germans were faced with the possibility of be ing completely isolated by the onrushing russians. For the German armies it was one of the most critical moments of the War. Melitopol fell after la Days of the fiercest Street fighting of the russian Campaign. Its capture a announced in. A special order of the Day by mar Shal Stalin. It is the Gateway City to the Crimea he last City the germans held the Only railway line leading out of that southernmost russian Peninsula with its capture the rid army lost no time in driving in. Over the Steppes country almost devoid of roads streams of tanks Aud guns poured westwards from shattered melt Tophoj. Inside the City when fighting was so terrible was an uncanny Calm after the incessant Vlastie of effect Washington oct. 24 a this authoritative comment was made Here when news of the capture of Melitopol arrived a a fighting on the Eastern front has now reached rile stage in which it will have a profound eff it it or. The length of tin entire european
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