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Mediterranean Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Dec 25 1943, Page 4

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Mediterranean Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 25, 1943, Naples, NaplesThe stars and 1943 to 1 or wounded fighters grateful i Welcome the privilege of arts Mas Jaoui the uncomplaining gallantry of american Soldier and Sailor in has patient Battle against illness achy is no less epic than his uncompromising gallantry More widely heralded tight against the cannot wish you a merry we can Salute you and we we ran Ray and we do May god Speed your to the mex and women of the armed forces head Quad two afro americans observed Christmas in the first dark 24 a rain swept a global by sacrifice and courage and Stern Devotion to Christmas and american you accepted the Challenge you have met and overcome a of the Ruth army battling to Der Mcneil Jennny on the on the and in the air fighting it he from their with skill and you have already destroyed his dream of Mountain this i feel a of deep humility before the i we Jar evil enrage of the men and women of our armed As your 0 pushed i Send my greeting with Pride la your heroic i of ulc to you the nations prayers will he raised on Christ Nuj Mas through you at last the peace of Christmas will be restored to captured another to this land in our certain Peizik in the Range about rive Miles West f but had to yield other of Bah ground to the South in face of persistent and German Beland Welle placed mortar to and machine gun concen enemy continued to i old out in the tiny Village of West of Cavallo which the took by storm yesterday of Tui army to the held up by the rain a Woiten Gar Tiliano River which is flooding its surrounding or on the 8th army front u that the canadians than 1300 american planet raided Mili tary objectives in Northern prance throughout the the air minis try reported residents of South coast cities told of seeing immense Waves of aircraft sweeping across the Channel and returning within a few Only to be followed by other giant formations heading across the Straits of Franklin Roosevelt have we through at thre quarters of the coast City of of this her British troops have the Village of on the while other a in the out Allied Force of the 15th communique reported t 24 al1 lied medium bombers scored i i rect hits on two troop transports and a i or in an attack on Jap Lions it weak on new tie Allied Southwest Pacific j skirts the it town blasting an and machine my Ortona from tanks fired Pointblank infantry brn guns wipe out any in my the direct fire of Banks 75s in Christmas message to his general sir Bernard Law reminded them that at this time year the 8th army had just made the break through in Tripoli Tania which pre lured the final Victory in general Montgomery added that when the War is lets see to it that the spirit of the 8th army it May be a great and powerful influence in rebuild ing nations Gen Mark com Mander of the promised his this would be th3 last combat Saaf yesterday attacked the coast Railroad Hilliers sup ply line from to in vireo Keiiti Miia the pro italian Imper i several East of uie Border und a it chs Uince from possible in is wore reported on i lie huge viaduct and in approaches at am Eor where the Oulu Luftwaffe oppose Ion of the raid was one err by plane was shot four engined bombers of the l5th Saaf attacked other main Supply routes running into Italy from Northern Europe previously during the they had heavily bombed the Central line running South through inns All the vessels were badly claim Ayers a n cd numerous fires wore started at a nearby enemy air Field which also was Lourte ii out 01 3ij fighters which Rose to intercept the raiders were Allied bombers o3 tons of Gigli i Exi Plosives on the already bounded Jap installation a at Cape on new american ground forces Coni Niue to make Progress from to licit i Akrawe Beach head on new Britain i and repairs Are being pushed at he recently captured Akrawe Airi Field which is Only 250 Miles of the Jap naval and air at working under the Handicap of enemy the Brenner pass and bold bombers and army Zano and the Eastern line from who landed with the the Dogna viaduct through second wave of the invasion Liis left the Riviera coastal Lino i Nave already built two Miles of the Only route remaining i main Road and another seven Miles bad weather grounded heavy j of connecting roads along the bombers yesterday and also Cut i Akrawe Down activity Over the italian i the Navy department reported Battlefront where bombing Coop today that a concentration of More i ration with ground forces was 1mj than 20 japanese ships Wero Obj for Rel people of the shells Beai Down of we Are nazi occupied countries will be a lashed by icy we get no gloomy one but us doubtful if it rest Day or and no sleep will be any More gloomy than often we have no food and we the Holiday season will be bomb altered Germany the German news served in recent raids by lib hellcat fighters and dauntless Light bombers on enemy installations on the Marshall dispatches from the chinese High command at chunking claimed that More than four fifths of the Rice bowl Section of Central China had been liberated since the japs were driven out of the j Yuan River City of Chang Tehju earlier this 24 the red army is mopping up the remnants of the outer defences of the great nazi White Russia bastion of Vitebsk after having captured huge quantities of the soviet communique reported the Battle for which opened with the greatest concentration of modern weapons used in this now has become on Many sectors a Duel of cold cavalry Are cutting ahead in bold out flanking sweeps through deeply staggered mine and barbed wire entangle ments that become denser As they near the the defend ers in the rear pad cutting them own Ait ii bin or hand to lighting taking place at Many Points the germans turn from new de lenses to Ward off the red army five successive attack in one narrow sector were broken at the crucial moment by Bayonet of the red at some their resistance stiffening As the inner defences of Vitebsk Are the germans Are counter attacking As Many As 20 times a the freezing of the or let marshes farther Softli in White Russia has brought a change in the tactical the red army left flank is now uncovered and formerly impassable ground has hardened to permit the employment of Large forces of tanks and motorized the Ger mans have seized tills As an Opportunity for a bid to improve their positions at Many Beresina and Mozir which Are closely threatened by the soviet so far their at tacks have achieved no significant Hyde president Franklin tonight announced that general j Wisht Allied commander in chief in the Terra take Complete charge of i to Anglo american t second the president said British of will take Over Genera i disc Howera position in the Terrane an he said that Carl come Mandr of the 15th air will be in Complete charge of the strategic bombing Force used in the new front the president added that marshal Stalin and 1rime Isler had reached 3 Complete agreement on pump for unified operations at the re cent Teheran of oct Rul sir Henry Maitland Wilson As Allied supreme com Mander in the Mediterranean Trio Ater to Rephus general Dwig lit named commander of second front opera i was announced hero ice general Harold commander of the Ifni group in the Hea named Minn nor of Allied Oral in to in in will head British for Wii so is been serv us of Allied uie Middle Dor Genera the British Fol Lowed by a few moments president Roosevelt Hyde Yvo statement that general Eise Rihawi would head front operations a Reed a the Teheran Noner the leaders he United states great in in presenting a news reel for Public people were fight an enemy Many Peri or in it is doubtful if the times us German consumption during the festive indicated the citizens of Uny More heartened the this fifth War greater Earnest Ness than Ever i Che Tir Christmas Roi incl Vale irom in Marti and a of the eve of the Holiday by the German news Agency political correspondent who declared the 24king enemy air terror has reached a Yugoslavia is expected to Climax which cannot be formal suite enc la reply Var France will make ticks Aue Mpr celebrate inc in Homes a Calitr food and acid Ciren evacuated from the bom cities and r permission travel o Visi heir to the prewar be was of lit 1 we t returned from of by gub he was is one Evev whore France King g Sii unt an aviation Cadet examining Board is now set up Peninsular base Section head Marcevs and enlisted men interested in making application for appointment As Ca dets May Call at that office to obtain Che necessary information and application applicants must moot the Fol lowing Reju Riemens t the time have Rici or of Lue or or Dinar v of is to Ironi he of the a Nuy air 2 read lion heir 18rh our their 2th be of sound physique and in be Ible everybody seems to be Over this More Rhan nun of a fighter group in Italy have turned their 1 galoshes Over to the who they feel need them the most the were relayed through special services to pcs Supply to the 5th army quartermaster who will Rhem out where do the most the Dili army quartermaster said trial overshoes been issued to equip nearly ail Tho men at Mio Iron but the and dil ional shoes Are still a most come gift smallest but just As were two Man sized that were Blu Crit into stars Ani stripes Olce he there was no no or ii re our chasms n front tbe1 sends to sol from Alf i v t j a a to by Railroad let Nentis o be in id1 assess Suca Zauf to an 1 t i air p of m0 uru
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