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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 28, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front Fifth army combat Tomb ripes vol. I no. Vii be Alert and live Italy 28 october 1948 red tide gulfs nazis Clarks men gain Quot fighting Navy honoured Herman rout near fifth army Headquarters oct. 28�?american troops of general Mark Clarks fifth army made slight gains on right and Central sections of the front yes or ii a forcing the germans to give ground toward Prate a on the right and toward pie Trova Irano where key positions on High terrain were taken from the enemy. In the 10th corps area on the far Western flank the Day remained inactive the front line Static although More than 15,000 rounds of Field medium and heavy artillery shells were lobbed into German positions. Artillery fire from american guns in the fifth army was considerably heavier. And along the Gulf of Gaeta coast on the left flank warships joined in heavy Shell firing upon nazi rear positions. The slight advances made by the fifth army yesterday were All but literally bitten out of Jerry a lines in a country so rough that Many Pein s of the area Are inaccessible. Nothing but a Mountain Goat could get Over much of it. Relatively Little opposition has been encountered by our advancing troops. The nazis Are Well dug in on commanding Heights and they do use the mortar and the machine gun Well. But there seems to be a a finite shortage of Materiel behind the German lines. Air activity in the 24 hours ending late yesterday was slight chiefly because of the weather. The previous big Aerial event was the three hour blasting our planes gave nazi concentrations Southwest of Pietrov Airano on tuesday. Round and found in unceasing sweeps Allied aircraft subjected continued on Page 4 valuable victories Moscow of. 27�?the russian offensive in the Bend of the Dnieper River has won Back in two weeks land As valuable in Metal Content As the whole of the donets Basin. Washington oct. 27 a today was Navy Day in the United states. Tribute was paid to americans fighting forces of the sea now a a on the offensive in every Quarter of the Globe a As president Roosevelt said in a Navy Day message to Secretary Knox. The United states has 700 ships of War and 700,000 men to Man them and Many More ships Are on the Way the presidents message read. October is the month in which the american Navy was founded in 1775 by the Continental for vets Washington oct. 27 a presi Dent Roosevelt has sent a message to Congress to enact a one Billon Dollar program to provide a duration at government expense for returning sex servicemen and women after the War. The president also sent with his approval a preliminary report of the armed forces committee on postwar opportunities for service personnel. The committee urged the govern ment to Grant supplementary Loans to individual sex servicemen to overcome serious educational shortages caused by War. �?�1 believe the nation is morally obligated to provide this training and education and necessary financial assistance a said president Deal called off new York oct. 27�?a Sale by John i. Rockefeller or. Of various Oil company securities valued at Twenty a x million dollars was called off by Dillon Reed and company which headed the Syndicate of investment Bankers proposing to buy them. No reason was Given for abandonment of the transaction which according to previous statements was to enable Rockefeller to expand his investments in u. S. Government Bonds. Moscow oct. 27�?russian soldiers drove deeper today into the Dnieper River Bend. They pinched tighter the narrow German Avenue of escape. They fought to the suburbs of or Voi Rog. They reached 20 Miles Southwest of Dnepropetrovsk. They were 30 Miles West from Melitopol. They hold 200 Square Miles of land in the Bend. The bloody Battleground of the lower Dnieper is taking on More and More the aspects of a colossal German defeat. It Isnit the crumbling and breaking of one solid line of defense. It is a Panorama of disjointed Battles in each of which t he nazis resist with desperation but lose ground. The Dis jointing is being achieved by the russians with their pronged method of attack. Like a Boxer with a commanding left Jab they Are keeping their opponent off balance. Thrusting Here thrusting there russian columns Are throwing the entire German front into disorder and confusion. The nazi divisions facing entrapment Are still frantically withdrawing from the Region of Dnepropetrovsk. They Are heading for the rail Junction of Apostolov. Russian tanks and motorized infantry Are on top of them always and their numbers Are dwindling. Another red army thrust is pressing upon a Rivoiro key to the deeper Bend communication system. Here the fighting is intense. Russians push continued on. Page 3 Rome Bridges blasted Allied hq., oct. 27 a reconnaissance photos show that railway Bridges North of Rome have been so severely damaged by Allied bombings As to Render them unusable for a Long t Ime. The germans Are being forced to make use of motor transport and coastal vessels almost altogether
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