European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 4 1968, Page 1

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 4, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseSaw . Gold Rush at Grenoble see Magazine and in h 15,000 reds reported killed during drive Saigon up heavy fighting raged saturday on the outskirts of Saigon and in the Northern City of Hue. A . Official warned that More enemy attacks on population centers appeared Likely especially around Saigon an american official reported 36,000 Viet Cong troops took part in the massive offensive which included attacks on 35 population centers from one end of the nation to the other. . Civilians tied up killed by guerrillas casual the incongruities of the Vietnam of a South vietnamese patrol who Are setting War Are illustrated by the unconcern with up a machine gun along a Road near Saigon which civilians Greet the actions of members As they keep a Lookout for guerrillas. Dpi the stars and stripes unofficial newspaper of . Forces in Europe North Africa and the Middle East vol. 26, no. 290 if 21855 a daily 10 sunday sunday february 4, 1968 South vietnamese spokesmen reported More than 15,000 communists had been killed and an other 3,576 captured since they launched their general offensive monday. They said Allied losses during the period were 1,213killed, 3,987 wounded a n d 53 missing. There was no breakdown Avail Able on Allied casualties. But previous reports said at least s18americans had died. Plenty of fight a High ranking american official said the enemy had failed in their attempts to spark general uprising that would topple the Saigon government but had plenty of fight left. Heavy fighting was report dearly sunday about six Miles Northeast of Saigon in one of the areas that has seen repeated action during the communist offensive. The american command said South vietnamese marines and elements of the . Lith Arm Cav regt were battling an enemy Force of unknown size in the cont. On Page 2. T. Col. I by Thomas corpor Saigon up the sergeant found the two american civilian sin a House on the main Street of Saigon called Haiba had tied the americans hands behind their backs then shot each in the Back of the . Harry Gieseler 26, of Pardeeville wis., told me head seen it before. That was wednesday or thursday a longtime ago in the Battle of Saigon. The paratrooper had seen two More american civilians executed that Way by the guerrilla who invaded houses driving out the vietnamese and killing the americans. Executed americans were found in a luxury apart cont. On Page 2, col. 1 a bombs from crash to be flown to Texas Washington up pieces of four Hydrogen bombs which were scattered on the ice of North Star Bay Are being hauled to Thule Greenland and will be flown to Texas it was announced saturday. The defense department said the pieces of the bombs Are be ing placed in sealed containers to prevent release of radioactivity. They will be flown to the atomic Energy commission s weapons retirement Plant at Amarillo for Salvage or disposal. Asked whether there is som radiation from the aircraft Rem Nants a spokesman said i sure some of the parts Are con bombs were dumped onto the ice when a bomber on arc tic patrol crashed Jan. 21 while attempting to make an Emer gency Landing at the . Air base in 450 persons Are at work on the recovery operation. Total darkness broken Only by about three hours of sub Twilight each Day and temperatures ranging from 17 to 30 degree below Zero hamper the clean up. To i to t i i to t i11 to t i in dress Parade by George Eberl staff write Hanau Germany a the Bare truth is that it never happened but the general chuckled the Story goes As lightly reported in a German news pith Brig Gen Glenn c. Long assistant division commander for the 3rd army 0iv, was steaming contented y in a Hanau Sauna Bath in his Adams Kortuem clearly translatable As Adam s costume a i similarly Una tired apparently recognized the general and duly saluted prompting this alleged response from Long when we re naked we re All the Long reportedly denied the incident occurred and professed no knowledge of the source of the Story the denial was said to have been accompanied however a a Good natured of Hackle bomb explodes at Dow office in Frankfurt from a and up dispatches Frankfurt a Small hand made bomb exploded outside the Frankfurt office of an american chemical company and Stone were thrown through windows in the . Consulate general an cultural Center Here Friday incidents came after Frankfurt University student were called on to fight against . Imperialist said the blast shattered a Large window in the downtown office of the Dow chemical corporation. In the lobby a poster was found accusing the Corpora Tion of genocide because i manufactures napalm. At the consulate largest inthe world and in the America House Library unidentified Stone throwers broke Large Glass door panes. Tight imperialism a police guard was sent tooth buildings feared to be the target of further demonstration during the next few Days. Placards appearing in Frankfurt University corridors Friday appealed to students to turn out i strength for such demonstrations and also called for a fight against the West German bases of . police and american cont. On Page a col. % students protest fares police in bochum Germany drag a student staging a sit Down strike away from trolley tracks. High school and College students were protesting a 30 be cent in crease in transportation costs. A

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