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Volume 7 - No. 162 - September 3, 1943

The Battle Fronts

Sep1943

The Battle Fronts

When I wrote last it was clear that the initiative had passed to the Russians and that the Germans were in danger of a major disaster if they decided to cling to Orel at all costs; the capture of O

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The War at Sea

Sep1943

The War at Sea

The latest results of the war against the U-boats, announced in a joint statement by the Prime Minister and President Roosevelt on August 14, are the equivalent of a great sea victory. Over a per

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Will Allied Planes Spell the U-boats' Doom?

Sep1943

Will Allied Planes Spell the U-boats' Doom?

Step by step the U-boat menace is being met and mastered. And in that process a great and growing part is being played by aircraft. Indeed, as Capt. FRANK H. SHAW tells below, the men of the R.A.F.

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From 'Fortress Europe' to 'Citadel Germany'

Sep1943

From 'Fortress Europe' to 'Citadel Germany'

With Germany reeling under terrific blows and reverses, Hitler is preparing his last stand—or it is being prepared for him. Dr. Edgar Stern-Rubarth explains here the reactions of the bewilder

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The War in the Air

Sep1943

The War in the Air

Perhaps the most important aspect of the rising air offensive of the United Nations against the European end of the Axis is the increasing scale of daylight bombing. For this we have to thank princi

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I Was There! - Catania Was a City of Chaos and Desolation

Sep1943

I Was There! - Catania Was a City of Chaos and Desolation

Both before and after the Germans fled from Catania astonishing scenes were witnessed in the city. As this front-line Sicilian pen-picture (dated August 6, 1943) by a Special Correspondent of The D

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I Was There! - I Saw the Americans Storm Munda Field

Sep1943

I Was There! - I Saw the Americans Storm Munda Field

Munda, in New Georgia, fell to the Americans on August 6, 1943. How its much-bombed airport – of immense importance to the occupying Japanese – was stormed by U.S. infantry is vividly t

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I Was There! - I Power-Dived Faster Than Sound Can Travel

Sep1943

I Was There! - I Power-Dived Faster Than Sound Can Travel

The fastest man alive, Lieut.-Col. C. S. Hough, of Michigan, Technical Director of the 8th Fighter Command, tells how he power-dived vertically at 780 m.p.h. From more than eight miles above the En

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I Was There! - From a Prison Camp We Tramped 1,000 Miles

Sep1943

I Was There! - From a Prison Camp We Tramped 1,000 Miles

Two Dutch submarine officers escaped from Hongkong and tramped 1,000 miles across China to a British Army outpost in Burma. One of them, Lieut. Roel Hordyk, tells their story, given here by courtes

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