|27/8/1943 9.= am Rich Wessel
The French National Committee of Liberation
has been formally recognised by the American,
British and Russian Gouvernments.
Canada has also recognised the Committee.
mr W.C., mrs. W.C. and her daughter Mary are
staying at a fishing camp near Quebec.
mrs Roosevelt arrived in New Zealand.
The Russians advanced 4 miles West of Charkow
where they are now staying 85 miles west of that
city. Poltawa is threatened.
Fierce fighting is reported from the Donetz
RAF Bostons and American merodas went out
over France. The Bostons piloted by Frenchmen of
the Lorraine squadron attacked an electric power
station in Brittany. Spitfires brought them back.
The Americans bombed the airfield at Caen
also under Spitfire protection. None of our
planes were lost. Serious airattacks are reported
in Southern Italy where fighter airfields and
marshalling yards were attacked. 15 allied
aircraft were lost.
American bombers in the far East have again
raided ...... . 19 Japanese planes trying to
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|22/9 My 1st baby born. Too busy to
23/9.1943 9.= am. dt. Morris Shillington
...... Stalin has issued an order of the
day on the occasion of the capture of
Demidof. 40 miles N.W of Smolensk
Demidof was captured ......... in two
day's fighting. 12 counterattacks the
Germans made were repulsed.
8000 Germans were killed. The last
usable part of the Koeban bridgehead
and 3 town have been captured.
At 5 points the Russians are only a few
miles away from the Dnjepr
They 8 miles from Zaporozje and the same
distance from Dnjepropetrowsk
N.E. of Kiyef the Russians are 20 miles away
from the city and North Western side 30
The advances varied to from 6 1/2 to 9 miles
Near .... the Germans were pushed
15 miles away. In the Mediterranean
the 5th army is still advancing from
Salerno and fighting is hard
The 8th army has captured Potenza
Yugoslav patriots have extended their
..... on the Dalmation coast
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|20/8/1943. 8.= am dutch time Stewart Hibbard
Brendan Bracken at a pressconference in Quebec
has spoken about the vital importance
of discussions there.
No announcement can be expected before
the end of the conference
A british mission has arrived in
The South West Pacific's communique
reports continuous air attacks against
Timor and the Solomons.
Yesterday evening flying fortresses were sent
out to bomb two airfields in Holland
viz. Gilze-Rijen and Flushing. The fortresses
themselves shot down 16 fighters.
At the same time the escorting thunderbolts
and Spitfires arried out sweeps over Northern
France and shot down 8 fighters.
A portion of our fortresses brought their bombs
back rather than kill Netherlanders.
There were low clouds over the target and it was
no weather for high level bombing.
mr. Churchill received congratulations
from the king on completion of Sicilian
campaign. Good progress reported from
Bryansk and Charkow sectors.
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|21/8/1943 9.= (dt) am Fred Allen
Big tank battles are taking place on the
Charkow front, but the advancing Russians
are having the best of it.
Especially to the North West of the city the
battles developed well. Over 45 German
tanks were lost.
The Soviet position on the Bryansk front has
improved. On all parts of the Russian front
yesterday 42 tanks and 118 planes were
destroyed resp shot down.
In New Guinea important enemy defence
positions were captured. The Japanese are in
full retreat in Salamana. Another attack
on ..... airfield took place. 5 enemy planes
were destroyed on the ground and 19 fighters
who tried to intercept our bombers were
It is announced from Quebec that President
Roosevelt will address the Canadian
Parliament on Wednesday.
Limited quantities of emergency paint
in darkbrown colour will be available at
.... a pint. Another falling off ..coal output
is reported. Compared with last year the reduction
is 241000 tons.
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|23/8/1943 8 and 9 am (Dutch time) R. Robinson
Our bombers were out over Germany last night.
A few enemy raiders crossed our East Coast.
2 bombers were destroyed.
American merodas escorted by Allied,
Dominian and RAF fighters attacked an
airfield South East of Rouaan. Last evening
the enemy sent up squadron after
squadron of fighters. We lost 1 bomber
and 8 fighters and 9 enemy fighters were
The Russians are steadily pushing the
Germans back round Charkow in face of
continued German counterattacks.
Specially North West of the city 30 more villages
were taken. The advance amounts to from 2 1/2 to
4 miles. Successes are reported South of
Izjum and South of Warischalowgrad.
On the Bryansk front the Russians continue to
improve their position.
Russian night bombers attacked troops, tanks
and transport South West of Charkow.
General Eisenhower has thanked the king for
his congratulations on the Sicilian
mr Litvinov will not return as Ambassador
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|23/8/1943 2pm (Dutch time) Richard Wessel
The German radio in broadcasts to foreign countries
and not yet in their home service has announced
that Charkow has fallen. They claim however
that they have evacuated the place.
Bombercommand aircraft last night
attacked targets in the Rhineland and also
Chemical works at Leverküssen north of
Cologne. 5 of our bombers are missing.
Mines were also laid in enemy waters.
Fightercommand intruders were over
Belgium and France.
Spitfires destroyed one enemy plane over
France yesterday. A plane has been lost in
Large forces of our planes are reported out
over France again today.
Southern Italian railway targets and
communications were attacked. Especially
Salerno which was again attacked last
night by North African and Middle East
aircraft. In one combat the enemy lost
28 fighters. 7 of our planes are missing.
Widespread airattacks are carried out over
South West pacific. More than 60 Japanese planes
attacked a place near .... today. Rusults of Australian elec-
tions are not yet known but it is certain that Labour will
be strongest in party's history. News followed by recording of
postscript by Commander Anthony ..…
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|In Quebec Pres. Roosevelt and mr Mackenzie
King aanounced the setting up of a joint
Miss Mary Churchill broadcast in french
and English on the Canadian Radio.
The Japanese are still retreating in New
Guinea with our troops on their heels
We are now holding positions overlooking
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|25/8/1943 8 and 9 am (dutch time) Frank Philips
Berlin has been bombed last night.
Moscow reports still more good news.
The Red army made a 20 mile advance into
the Donetzbasin from the East.
5 enemy raiders were destroyed over here.
The Russian army has taken the offensive
into the Donetz basin and advanced from 19 1/5 to
22 miles capturing 30 places South West of ......
... . This is the result of the local successes
The Germans have destructed Charkow systematically
by dynamiting houses, streets etc.
A week prior to the capture fighting has been extremely
fierce. Some 300 guns were placed a mile by the
Germans and their aircraft made some 1500
operational flights per day.
Our bombers were out over Germany again.
Mitchells attacked the marshalling yards at
St. Homer. Spitfires and beaufighters and thunderbolts
carried out operations off Holland.
Over East Anglia 5 raiders were shot down
the raids caused no damage nor casualties
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||for St. Homer
read St. Omer (probably)
instead of 25/8/1943
|John de Havilland who acted as testpilot lost his
life when two mosquitoes collided near
Finchhaven in New Guinea was shelled from sea
at close range and also pounded by our bombers.
McArthur's communique gives more places when
detailing the airattacks which have take place.
Also a place in Celebes viz. Kendari where
aircraft repairshops were attacked is mentioned.
It is expected that Winston Churchill
will broadcast next week end.
Lord Burleigh has been appointed as Gouvernor
of the Bermudas.
In the kitchenfront mrs. Arthur .... spoke about drying
and salting beans both dwarf and runnerbeans
24/8/1943 2pm (d.t.)
Berlin was attacked in very great strength last
night. A great number of planes took part and
the attack was a concentrated one.
A number of fighters were destroyed.
58 bombers and one fighter are missing.
The attack was twice as heavy as anything
Berlin has had so far. Scores even swarms
of fighters were sent up by the Germans and
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|one pilot said he never saw so many.
Fighters carried out attacks on airfields in
Germany and occupied countries.
The Russians fought their way into Charkow
yesterday morning. The occupation was
completed later in the day. All bridges were
blown up by the Germans. The Russians are
going forward beyond Charkow. The Mediterranean
airforces continued yesterday and last night
their attacks on Southern Italy.
American Liberators attacked Bari and
during that attack 18 enemy planes were
The Francisco River in New Guinea has been
crossed by the Australians who now control
access and exit of Salamana.
In the Solomons Allied ships searched for
Japanese Barges. Today is mrs. Churchill's
aid for Russia's flagday. Peter Mosefield
who is touring American aircraft factories
reported about a new type of Liberator the
B24H. Packard factory at Detroit is making
Rools Royce merlin engines for mustangs, mosquitoes
and Lancasters. The slogan is "building watches
by the ton". Americans highly praise the
British planes Lancaster, Spitfire and Mosquito
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|25/8/1943 8.= am (dutch time) Stewart Hibbard
American flying fortresses who recently
bombed the Messerschmidt factory at
Regensburg and went through to North
Africa have on returning from North Africa
to this country bombed an airfield and
its repairworks near Bordeaux.
From that base Focke Wulf raiders operate
against our shipping in the Atlantic.
The flight of the fortresses is a round one of
During the day yesterday fortresses based in
this country escorted by thunderbolts
attacked aircraftrepairworks near Paris
6 enemy planes were shot down.
Two fighterstations were also attacked
one of the pilots returning with the planes
from North Africa is the son of mr John Winant
The Quebec conference has ended and it is now
known that mr. Churchill will broadcast
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|19/8/1943 8.= am Robert Robinson
The Russians have resumed their advance
on the Charkow front after repelling violent
Yhey are axtending their move outflanking
More than 70 miles due West of
Charkow they reached a place. In another
direction viz. Northwest of Charkow
places 10 miles from Sumy were
The advance on the Bryansk front makes
Allied aircraft in the South West Pacific
made anothet devastating raid
on the airfields at New Guinea for the
second time running. The enemy lost in
both our attacks all 225 but 10 planes.
We lost in two days six planes.
Balikpapan was again attacked.
During aircombats the Japanese sent
up 50 fighters of which 28 were destroyed.
Two new guns have come of our secret list
a B.L. 4.5 and a B.L. 5.5 both howitzers
The first one fires a 50 lb shell and the
second one a 100 lb shell
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|26/8/1943 8.= am (dutch time) Fred Allen
Lord Louis Mountbatten has been appointed
Supreme Allied Commander in S. East
Asian Command. So far Lord Mountbatten
has been Chief of Combined Operations.
He is 43 years of age and second cousin of
The Russians are 80 miles West of Charkow
a place midway between Sumy and Poltawa
has been captured.
Good progress is also reported in the direction of
South West of ............ German tank-
forces were smashed.
Widespread raids were carried out on German
British and American bombers kept up
their attacks on airfields in France (Northern).
Dominion and Allied Spitfires covered
the bombers whereas thunderbolts of which
two are missing sweeped France. All other
planes returned safely. Sunday 26/9 will be observed
as "Battle of Britain Sunday" from 16/9 onward.
Retailprice for sugar will be increased by 1 .. per lb.
Stockholm reports two more strikes in Danish shellworks.
Pres. Roosevelt left Ottawa for Washington
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|of Charkow were attacked by Russian bombers.
In the North the Russians again
In trhe Bryansk battle 2000 Germans were
killed. Last night we carried out a heavy
and well concentrated airattack on
Peenemünde, some 60 miles North West
of Stettin. The researchstation there,
the largest of Germany was bombed.
.. of our bombers and one fighters is missing
About 50 planes raided this country
last night. In all 11 planes were shot down
7 over this country and 4 over their bases
in occupied country.
In the South West Pacific 220 Japanese
planes on the ground were caught.
At least 120 of them were destroyed against
a loss of 3 of ours. The Japs lost in this
attack alone 1500 men.
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|intercept them were shot down.
It is reported from South Africa now the
fighting on African soil is over S. Africa will
help the war effort in the far East.
More trouble is reported from Denmark
Mr. CHurchill's broadcast may be postponed
9.15. Kitchenfront recipe chocolatecake
by mrs. Inglesome.
27/8/1943 up to 2 pm dutch time "Over the border"
Weekend noes for women gardeners by Anna
Scarlet and Elizabeth Cull.
News Fred Allen
British naval forces bombarded South Italian
railways and bridges. Tuesdaynight, Wednesday
a british cruiser attacked coastal targets.
Last night mines were laid in enemy waters.
American bombers with a fighter escort have
been out to bomb airfields in France (... was
attacked). In New Guinea a ....... got 180
tons of bombs dropped by light and medium
bombers. In the Solomons a raid was made
with neglegible losses for ourselves. 12 Japanese
planes were lost. In Burma barges and rivercraft
were damaged by planes from India.
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|28/8/1943 9.+ am (dutch time) Robert Robinson
Our bombers were out over Germany last night.
Reports from the coast say that last night large
forces of planes were heard going over for over
During yesterday's widespread daylight attacks
over oocupied country heavy attacks were
carried out by flying fortresses on targets
in France. Dominion, Allied fighters and
thunderbolts escorted the bombers.
8 enemy planes were shot down by the
bombers and the same number by
the escorting fighters. We lost 4 heavy
bombers, one medium bomber
and 7 fighters. Messages from Zurich say that
airraidwarnings were sounded in
West Switzerland last night.
2 RAF planes are also missing from the day's
The Russians renewed their offensive South
of Bryansk. 5000 Germans were killed and
700 taken prisoner. Sjesjsk 80 miles
South of Bryansk was captured.
Encountering stubborn resistance
the Russians advanced from 3 to 5 miles
on the Charkow front.
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read Sevsk (probably)
|Our allies also advanced in the Donetz
basin. In all 63 german tanks were
destroyed and 61 planes shot down.
The Russians bombed the railway
stations at Poltawa and .......
The Japanes have liquidated all
resistance on New Georgia.
Lord Louis Mountbatten has left
Washington after talks with American
Boys and girls born between March 14.
1927 and August 28 will have to
28/8/1943 2pm dutch time R. Robinson
Our homebased bombers made a very heavy attack on
Nürnberg. The raid appears to have been well concentrated
Mosquitoes were over the Ruhr, France and the Low
Countries. 33 bombers are missing. 14 days ago Nürnberg
was the target for 1500 tons of bombs.
In Italy yesterday railwayyards 16 miles N.N.E. of Naples
were attacked as well as other targets. 20 enemy planes
were shot down. During the day road and railcommunications
in S. Italy were attacked as well as gun positions at Reggio.
In all 9 planes are missing, In the Sicilian campaign
we lost two submarines. The Russians did not
capture .......... but Kramatorskaja
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|30/8/1943 9.- am (dutch time) Stewart Hibberd
Another day of progress is reported from the
Charkow and Bryansk fronts where nearly
another 100 places were captured and
in some sectors the advance amounts to
In the latest battles between 5000
and 6000 German troops have died. 110 tanks and
82 planes were destroyed resp. shot down
3 supply ships were lost by the Germans
to Russian airmen.
The Germans did not impose martial
law in Denmark without opposition.
Serious trouble is reported from two
by towns but as communications
have been broken off details are not
available. Violent attacks, inspired by
the German ministry of Foreign Affairs in
German press and radio on Sweden
are reported. 10 Norwegians were shot down
by the germans. More news has been given
about nazi brutalities in Poland as appears
from a statement published by British and
USA Gouvernments. Today is the 30th
birthday of the American air-arm.
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|31/8/1943 8.= and 9.= am dutch time Frederick Allen
Our bombers were out over germany last
night. American heavy and light bombers and
RAF.-bombers were over France last night
attacking railway targets. One bomber and
one fighter is missing. The attacks were
covered by Allied, Dominion and RAF.
Spitfires. One ME. 110 was destroyed
by our typhoons.
The Russians announced a great search
forward on a broad front following the
capture of Taganrog which place is surroun-
ded and where the remaining Germans are
being wiped out. The whole of Rostow province
is now cleared. The Russians are 30 miles
along the coast from Taganrog and nearly
halfway there to Marioepol.
In this attack the Russians have struck
South from the ... river, capturing some
150 places and villages on a 40 mile broad
front. The Northern wing is 26 miles
short of ..... where a railway centre
has been captured.
South and West of Charkow the Russians are
shell ....... ....... notwithstanding
the Germans are counterattacking
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read surge (probably)
|with tanks and infantry.
The biggest gain was made in the Bryansk area
where 50 places were captured and the advance
amounts to from 6 to 12 miles.
During Sunday's fighting 150 tanks and
nearly 60 aircraft were destroyed.
Big changes in Britain's warproduction
program are reported by mr Oliver Lyttelton the
minister for production.
In the new program emphasis will be
laid on aeroplanes and naval vessels
as well as radio-equipment.
This year the United Nations are producing
3 times more than the axis and this will
next year be four times.
A large labourforce will be needed in
the factories. We must, he said, retain
our superiority in both quality and
quantity. The Americans are building
19.000.000 tons of shippingspace this
year of which 10 million are ready.
The German controlled Danish radio
confirmed that the Danish Gouvernment
had resigned last Sunday.
Members of that Gouvernment and ex-
members are said to be under arrest.
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