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Combat Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - October 29, 1943, 5th Army front, 5th Army front These fifth army combat edition vol. I no. In a be Alert and live m Italy 29 october 1943nazis in full flight yanks hit Jerry i to let to get text oot it fifth army Headquarters oct. 2s�?general Mark Clarks fifth army had a Strong Central front attack underway today preceded by a heavy assault on German positions around the Pietrov Airano area. The entire Goth corps front joined in the push and at noontime was throwing All it had into driving Jerry from his Forward Mountain positions. At the same time corps patrols to the East were extremely act be on All sectors leading an Advance of British troops of the fifth army into the outskirts of Teano. The 10th corps pushed Forward about two Miles in the 24 hours up to noontime. On the eighth army front farther to the East patrols have been just As Active. Bridgehead have been established firmly on the German Side of the Trigno River. On this front nazi resistance has been negligible in comparison with the weight of the enemy a forces on the West. In the dive bombing attack on the Pietrov Airano area we used relays of planes which kept up an unceasing assault upon pin Point targets for about an hour. Hundreds of bombs were dropped most of them aimed at nazi gun pos tons. German air activity has been slight. During the Day Jerry sent Over 13 Foeke Wolfe 190�?Ts to attack a concentration of our troops. Only three bombs were dropped. The Pietrov Airano sector assault by our medium bombers was witnessed by Large minders of troops on High ground to the immediate South. Thay watched Allied planes file in without let up to Loose their tons of shattering steel on Jerry a mortar and Field gun coming London oct. 28�?in five years the Extension of television service to All parts of England by radio lines May be expiated Joseph l. Baird television expert forecasts. Berlin oct. 28�?propaganda minister Goebbels wrote in Das Reich today a a considerable backward movements Are seen but it goes without saying that nowhere is found indication of the beginning of the military collapse of the on Trigno eighth army front oct. 28 eighth army troops were Progress ing today up the Road that follows the South Bauk of the Trigno River against stiff German resistance and Over rugged terrain they took several villages and advanced nearly to the Adriatic coast. Operating from Campobasso near the Center of the British line and from Ermoli on the far East the eighth is striking Forward with determination. From Campobasso along the Road that leads to Ermoli eighth army soldiers moved beyond Civi Acampo Marano to capture cast Eliauro about to Miles Northeast. Then they hit on across the suggest kind of country to take Montefalcone and Montemitro. These last two towns Are on the Road that runs parallel to the South Bank of the Trigno River. A British thrust from Campobasso went up the Road heading North and took the town of Torella. There they came upon a three prong cd Road Junction. One Road took them nor Hen St continued on Page 3 new Solomons Conquest Washington oct. 28�?Allied troops landed Early wed lies Lay on Mono Island Southwest of Shortland Island in the Solomons according to a broadcast picked up today by the office of War information. The japanese communique said that Jap naval planes attacked an Allied Convoy sinking one warship und damaging blows Moscow oct. 28 a nazi troops Are reeling backwards dazed and bewildered All along the Southern russian front. Red army soldiers Are applying trip Hammer blows to a battered foe triumphant at regaining their homelands conscious they Are on the verge of one of the great victories of the War. In some sectors the germans Are in full flight Here and there they stand and fight in isolated groups grimly and desperately As they Are doing at a Rivoiro. Elsewhere they Are fleeing in panic As Are the men caught in Tho Dnieper Bend who Are struggling Down one narrow badly congested Avenue of escape. On the Field of Battle Over the Southern Ukraine amid smoking ring of villages is the debris of a beaten and panicked army smashed tanks wrecked guns burning trucks thousands of unburied dead. Much equipment still undamaged is left in Hasty flight tanks and guns and trucks spoils of War. The germans retreating from the Middle Dnieper Bend Are heading southwards trying to reach the railway Junction of apostal ovo. Russian troops Are As far West of them As 60 Miles. The Gap they Are striking for is Between a Rivoiro and Apos Kolovo about 20 Miles in Width. The congestion Down this rail Channel is immense and russian planes Are Able to wreak havoc and destruction on German masses at a Rivoiro the germans Are counter attacking with sacrificial ardor and holding the City temporarily. The russians Are in the raided London oct. 28�?the does of Cherbourg were Homes d today by a Large Force of Mitchell bombers of the Raf and the Royal Netherlands a r t Force. Also taking part were whirlwinds and typhoons and a Strong fighter escort. One bomber is missing
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