The Guardian (London) 16 May 1944 Page 5

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The Guardian (London)
16 May 1944
Page 5 - GUST A V LINE CRACKING French Columns...
GUST A V LINE CRACKING French Columns Developing aignmcant EIGHTH ARMY PUSHES ON Enveloping Movement in Liri Valley: Important Road Cut The battle in Italy continues to so well for the Allies, and General Alexander's communique yesterday announced "a significant breach in the Gustav Line." In a dispatch from Allied H.Q. last night Reuter's correspondent said that two-thirds of the German line between Cassino and the sea had been " torn to ribbons." General Juin'a men, by capturing Ausonia. have in fact gone right hrough the Gustav defence in the sector midway between the two nam roads to Rome. Fanning out,' they have already entered 5 an vliorgjo, four miles to the north, which will help the Eighth Army's thrust along the Liri Valley, and they are threatening Esperia, five miles west of Ausonia, which is said to be a bastion of the Adolf Hitler Linethe next defence system. British and Indian' troops in the Liri Valley, attacking again yesterday with a spearhead of tanks, have cut an important road about two miles below Cassino in what war correspondents last night described as a wide enveloping movement that threatened the main inland highway to Rome. South of Ausonia, the Americans have cut the Ausonia-Fprmia roadand they were reported last night to be fighting on the outskirts of Spigno. Of a total of more than 2,000 prisoners taken on the whole front during the first three days of the offensive more than 1 ,200, including six battalion commanders of the German 71st Division, were captured by the French. Breacn

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