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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 27, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Fifth army a the St Sahe ripes combat edition vol. I no. Vii be Alert and live Italy 27 october 1943nazis flee Russ trap fifth gains Heights fifth army Headquarters oct. 27�?general1 Mark Clarks fifth army has pushed Forward another several Miles on both sides of the Volt unto River and had yesterday at noontime a Ned strategic Heights Northeast of pm Etra Mairano. This Advance on the right flank of the fifth was coupled with an Advance of Central front fifth army forces As far As Allano Southeast of Patella. Meanwhile the left flank has been pushing strongly against Well entrenched German forces on the West coast along the Gulf of Gaeta. Allied air forces coordinating their attacks with the fifth have put Down a heavy bomb loa9 on Mairano continuing the far ranging fighter and bomber activity which has been directed effectively against nazi installations Over a Large area of Italy. German air activity Over the front has been meager. Allied hq., oct. 26 delayed before a determined Allied push that captured strategic towns the germans were withdraw no today towards rugged country which will give them their Best natural defences Short of Rome. The troops of Gen. Kesselring were retiring upon a High Apennine Mountain line from it. Messico on the i continued on Page 4 nazis need machinery Algiers oct. 26�?ital an workers were warned to prevent machinery from falling into German hands in a United nations broadcast tonight. It was Points out that the germans need italian Mach try to replace losses they have suffered in Allied air raids. The italians were urged to frus a rate the German plans. It is much better the broadcast said to have broken Down Mach n. By in a factory than to let the germans dismantle it and take it to in Italy fifth army Headquarters oct. 27�?you Fellows on the fifth army front Are now officially tin Italy. The censor says so. He says its of to announce your change of station in the datelines of your letters. But that a just about All you May reveal. Mention of cities and identifiable geographical characteristics of the country is forbidden. However if you be got any combat experiences you wish to write about go ahead but keep out information useful to the reds Moscow oct. 26�?striking accounts of the immensity of the Battle now taking place in the Dnieper Bend Are coming from correspondents at the front. Every Story emphasizes the near panic among the germans and the might of the russian onslaught. The russian drives from the North and the South into the Bend Are developing into the largest penetration Battles Ever fought by the re army reports a Swiss correspondent. He says that Berlin is amazed at he vast number of troops and heavy weapons the russians Are throwing incessantly into the Battle. For nearly three months now he p o in to out the Russ ans have been pouring in men tanks and planes from a seemingly i Nexha useable Reservoir. The German armies inside and below the Dnieper Bend Are in about As Complete a tangle As soviet strategy could devise writes another up front starting with this Susa the stars Ani s4ripes combat edition will be distr bated up at the front line. Apo circulation in rear areas will be looms Moscow oct. 26�?disaster was growing Ever More imminent today for the German army battered by the russians within the great Bend of the Dnieper Rover. Moving in three irresistible prongs the soviet troops were swiftly closing the last Avenue of withdrawal for the nazi divisions inside the Bend. Miles in the rear of these germans the russians had Only to shut a narrow opening and Cut the last railway line westwards to Complete their trap. The germans their communications in chaos were racing against time to get out of the Bend moving away from Dnepropetrovsk and the Dnieper River a fast As they could. The roads were littered with Gorman dead smashed tanks and broken lorries. Rarely in this War have the ads been so exposed to unrelenting attack from All sides. One russian prong was moving upon a Rivoiro City of Iron and e eel industries in the heart of the Bend. Another was stabbing South and Southwest from captured Dnepropetrovsk. The third much farther to the South was sweeping West from Melitopol across the open Steppes of Noga Isk. The sector of greatest menace to the germans was the railway Jine from a Rivoiro northwestward to Znamenak. The cutting g of this line will nearly Seal the Fate of the germans closing their last rail exit. The russians were within five Miles of the line for cities Washington oct. 26�?eighty United states cities and one alaskan City As Well As 21 British colonies and protectorates win be honoured by having new u. S. Or British frigates bearing their names it was announced today by u. S. Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox. The first of several u. S. Frigates and twin screw corvettes of new design were built in Canada
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