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New successes of our submarines are reported after torpedoing an Italian destroyer has been sunk. Mines were laid in enemy waters Targets in Southern Germany were bombed Near Palermo destroyers were attacked V.C. has been posthumously awarded to acting Captain F.T. Peters. S. Italy. Sicily and Sardinia were attacked. raiders from Malta attacked targets on Sicily. 4 German planes destroyed by Beaufighters. High water is reported from the Rhine and Weser below Kassel. Roads are flooded and only heads of trees are to be seen. Ederdamm fed 3 electric power stations. Most important is Möhne damm. In Aegean Sea and near Coast of Greece a small supply ship has been sunk by gunfire One of our subs penetrated into the harbour of Porto Torres and damaged a supply ships Attlee moved a resolution in the Commons paying tribute to N. African forces. Empire and British casualties since war with Italy began amounted to 220000 killed,
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wounded, missing and taken prisoner German casualties amount to 227000 and Italian to 400000. a part in campaign raid Lance fuseliers, Hamps Regiment, Argyll and Sunderland Highlanders Royal fuseliers, Seaforth Highlanders York and Lance Reg. Gordon Cameron High. Royal West Kent Reg. Amongst forces now in Tunis are Derbyshire and Staffs Notts Yeomanry No change is reported from Russia Germans are attacking in Koeban U.S.A. forces make progress on Attoe Island. Japanese offering stubborn resistance New issue of S. African oranges for children. extra sugar for jam-making on schools. 4 lbs per child after news in forces story about 27 Frenchmen who were shot on 22/10/1941 in a camp at Chateaubriand 12.= Morris Shillington Tunis well over 200000 prisoners. Möhne reservoir empty Breaches in Eder, Möhne damms both 200 feet each. Kassel partly flooded Whole valley under water
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19/5 1.= n.m. Frederick Allen Yesterday night fighter intruders shot up over 20 trains in enemy occupied territory The fighters were long distance fighters and one aircraft is missing a few enemy aircraft crossed the coast Some came as far as London one raider has been destroyed Reconnaissance carried out yesterday of Weser and Ruhr valley showed that the floods had reached parts of Kassel From the Russian front no change is reported. The rest of the personal message from General Montgomery to the men of the 8th army has been published The united nations' Food conference at Hotspring has been opened today. During a talk about an new type of aircraft escortships we were told that Seafires are fighters operating from these carriers. It was told that Prime Minister Churchill's address to joint session of Congress will be heard at 6.30 pm of the 6 o'clock news whereas the special will be recorded and broadcast again.
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after the 9 o'clock news. The speech which lasted from 6.30 to 7.25 was heard. a hour was made with the recording car on Radio allotments after news at 1 pm. 9. o'clock news was heard but heard speech by Churchill and splendid ovation he got from members of US. Congress. 12. pm Reader Richard Wessel. This afternoon a heavy force of American bombers bombed shipbuilding yards at Flushing and Kiel. Six bombers are missing from this operation. Over Northern France offensive sweeps were carried out by fighters. 1 enemy fighter has been destroyed. The flooded waters of the Möhne damm raid extend to 60 miles The breach in Eder damm flooded a.o. an aerodrome where everything hangars included disappeared The floods have reached Kassel 45 miles away from damm and have even extended to over 50 miles. The number of prisoners in Tunesia
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now totals 224000 whereas the number captured the last two months amounts to 276000 prisoners Yesterday medium bombers attacked Pantellaria Island 90 tons of bombs were dropped Hits were seen on 6 vessels in the docks. Trapani on the West Coast of Sicily was raided by Flying For- tresses escorted by Lightning fighters. 6 German fighters out of some 25 who appeared were brought down. 7 of our planes were lost. The Germans report that in Russia there is fighting on the Koeban and near Izjum Joseph Davies, carrying personal message from Roosevelt to Stalin arrived at Moscow today. Churchill said o.a. in his address delivered today that all country occupied by Japan will have to be returned. He pointed out that Wavell did not come all the way from India for the health or benefits of the mikado of Japan. Joint airforces of Britain and USA will be brought to bear on targets
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of military importance in the homeland of Japan. The total of trucks, in Britain they are called lorries but the Americans are using petrol instead of gasoline amounts to 70000. Numbers of air attacks continue to count more. The output of allied planes exceeds that of the axis opinions differ on the question whether airpower alone will be able to bring defeat of axis about but it is well worth trying it. In the destruction of the German damms 19 Lancasters were employed Air war is a major factor in the problem of victory The battle of Tunisia is an equal blow to the enemy as the loss of Stalingrad. One continent is now cleansed. 950000 soldiers 2.400.000 gross tons of shipping have been sunk, 8000 aircraft lost, 2500 tanks captured or lost and also 6200 guns. These are the losses which the African excursions mean for Hitler and Mussolini. Churchill
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hopes it will be possible to have a meeting with Stalin and Tsjang kay Tsjek. Russia bears the main land fighting. 190 German and 28 satellite divisions are bound by Russia. a Third assault on Russia is likely to be started by Hitler but he will not succeed.
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20/5 Having been away today I could only listen to the midnight news at 12 pm. which was read bij Robert Robinson, Mosquitoes of bombercommand bombed last night targets at Berlin not one aircraft is missing whirlwinds of fighter command bombed the airfield at Amiens Intruder patrols were busy over Northern France and Belgium where railways and canal targets were attacked Mosquitoes of fighter command have also attacked the airfield at .... a Beaufighter damaged 3 trains 1 enemy aircraft has been destroyed a small number of fighter-bombers were over Essex and London Seys Inquart broadcast to the people of Holland and spoke about the extension of martial law over the whole country There is no news of any change on the Russian fronts. Preparations are ........ made and it is likely that great things are to come during tough fights over
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Mediterranean the Luftwaffe lost 72 aircraft against loss of 4 of ours. The German fighters tried to save the Sicilian airfields. In the number of 72 are also included 37 planes destroyed on the ground. Fighters based on Malta raided railway targets on Sicily mr. Molotov received Joseph Davies and admiral Standley the USA ambassador at Moscow. An Irish ship has been torpedoed in the Atlantic as has been announced by radio Dublin Two torpedoes were fired tot the ship. The crew were picked up
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21/5 9.= aircraft of the strategic airforce destroyed 113 aircraft yesterday. This number is made up of 91 on the ground and 22 in airfights. We lost 1 plane. Flying Fortresses bombed Rosita, 80 miles N.W. of Rome The attack was a model of precision in bombing. Hits were seen on buildings and aircraft on the ground. For the first time since December last bombs fell on Malta The amount of bombs was small and only a few were dropped The attack was carried out by some 36 Focke Wulf 190 escorted by ME9. 2 F.W's were shot down. Warhawks and Merodas carried out attacks especially against airfields on Sardinia which was also done by Mitchells escorted by Lightnings. Homebased Mosquitoes bombed targets at Berlin whereas last night mines were also laid in enemy waters. President Roosevelt said to a press-conference that staff-talks were going on well.
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