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Coshocton Tribune, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1944, Coshocton, OhioThe Coshocton Tribune xxxv no. 284 butt of a Malar Faar Arta. Sad Notoris service Coshocton Ohio tuesday morning june 6, 1944 full Laad step nil of United Preu five cents greatest military operation history launched Early today if borne troops play major part in assault supreme Headquarters Allied expeditionary forces somewhere in great Britain tuesday june Dwight d. Eisenhower s supreme Allied expeditionary Headquarters announced today that Allied armies were Landing on the Northern coast of France. The announcement that the greatest military operation in the history of the world one which is intended to crush Germany and her satellites and to liberate the oppressed millions of Europe was made in communique to. 1 from Allied Headquarters shortly after a. M. A. M. About three hours after German broadcasting stations Tad said the invasion was underway. The germans put the invasion front opposite the South England coast entering around the Seine River Estuary and the Seine baby about 80 Miles from the British Side across the English Channel along a stretch of about 75 Miles of the French coast. The germans said that air borne troops were playing a big part in the operation. It avas announced at Headquarters that Gen. Sir Ber German team that faces allies Western defences German forces in Europe Are wow command them and form sctt Kamw of is Tim so Init hit Allied invasion in far Tram Rammal 000 t. A Hank Wall Toni of can Crata Caityn Makiu film. 2. Narway Crait 1700 Cannon far Iso Mollat. 3. Wall still Unitt . 4. Wart Wall stranfthanaa1 far in 5. Una taken t ram for Kwh Finland err Artal Germany Mediterranean sea the kind and disposition of German defences against Allied invasion Are mapped above from description Given by Ralph e former up director in France after 13 months interment m German. As Doscar bid by the germans Mam de lenses consists of three barriers ranging Back from the coast to the Rhine. First comes the at lactic stretching from henday on the Spanish Frontier to the Hague Netherlands armed with thousands of permanent Cannon behind steel and Concrete and containing More thousands of Mobile guns. To coastal Waters before this say the Art millions of mines and anti assault newspaper Craft steel obstacles. Similar Marine and coastal emplacements extend All along the coast of nor Way to pet Somo England. Second defense Barrier behind Atlantic Wall is deep anti tank and anti personnel system across the planes of Picardy straddling the Somme River and roughly approximating the Battle line of world War i. Third Barrier of German defences consists of recently overhauled Siegfried line protecting the Rhine and the Maginot line. Germans also boast of a Mediterranean Wall protecting South coast of France anchored in the pyrenees and Alps. Inset photo shows great gun by germans to be one of Many along coast. Nard Montgomery the Tough hero of the Allied Victory in Africa was commanding the army group Cair trying out the assault on the Western Side of Adolf Hitler s fortress assault which it has been promised will be followed by deadly blows from East and South. American Canadian and British troops Are included in Montgomery s striking Force it was announced. Gen. Eisenhower a historic no. 1 mid under command of general Eisenhower Al lied naval forces supported by Strong air forces ban Landing Allied armies this morning on the North Ern coast of this was followed immediately by an order of the Day to the assault troops telling them that they were embarking on the great crusade toward which we have striven these Many the eyes of the world Are upon the order of the by Eisenhower to the troops whose Young lives Are dedicated to the greatest military attack of All time. The Hopes and prayers of Liberty Loving Peoples everywhere March with you. You will bring about the destruction of the Ger Man War machine the elimination of nazi tyranny Over the oppressed Peoples of Europe and Security for ourselves in a free world. Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is Well trained Well equipped and Battle hardened. He will fight savagely. But this is the year 1944. Much has happened since the nazi triumphs of 1940 1941. The United nations have inflicted upon the germans a great defeat in open Battle Man to Man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage War on the ground. Our Home fronts have Given us an overwhelm ing superiority in weapons and of War and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fight ing men. The tide has turned. The free men of the world Are marching to Gether for Victory. I have full Confidence in your courage Devotion to duty and skill in Battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory. Good Luck and let us All beseech the Blessing of almighty god upon this great and Noble War bulletins sir Bernard l. Montgomery is commanding the army group carrying out the assault of Allied invasion forces. London june German dub Agency said today in a broadcast unconfirmed by Allied sources that six heavy warships and 20 enemy destroyers were lying before the Seine Estuary off the coast of France. London Allied Aerial activity starting at Daybreak was most intense in the London area and the Roar of bomber planes flying southward Brot Many people from their Beds. Washington Gen. John j. Pershing in a statement headed amt Tritell landed m Western said today a Lett 1st every that the invasion will win the
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