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Sore Wolfe Paper! ft is vo/uobfo to the War fffortf Tfc» Boy Scouts will collect your Scrap Paptr tvtiy Saturday. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl DOMINANT NXW8PAPXR OP NOBTHM8T ARKANSAS AND 80UTHKABT MISSOURI VOL. XLI—NO. 90 Blytlievllle Dally New* Blythevllle Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Voiley Leader HLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JULV 8, lO-I-l SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS, AMERICANS OPEN NEW DRIVE IN FRANCE TODAY'S WAB ANALYSIS Few Nations Not Involved In This War By JAMES HARPER United nest Staff Writer The world is 93 per cent at war. The nine neutral nations comprise less than seven per cenl of the earth's land area. And they have less than five per cenl of its population. The combined neutral lands, including colonies, add up to an area slightly larger than the United States and its territories. Yet, such statistics fail to show the truly global character of this .war. Webster's H dictionary defines 4a neutral as a im- flion "lending no lactive assistance |to any belliger- |ent." But, no na- |tion is neutral at $heart. And all of jUhem, in some ^ iflw ay or another, (laid the side they iwould rather see jwin. .;>ij Four of the I'hic ^•jneutrals have Scleaily shown James Harper w i, ere (heir sympathies lay. These are Portugal, Arabia, and Turkey for the Allies nnd Spain for the Axis. Portugal lined up on the side of the Allies when it handed them bases in the Azores.. Arabia, casting a. cold eye to Nazi overtures) lets the United Stales shuttle Russia-bound supplies over her territory. Turkey, although it refuses to declare open war, clearly indicated that its sympathies lay with the United Nations in conference last year at • Cairo. More recently, it halted the shipment of 105,000 tens of chrome 'to; Germany. ' "\ Franco Wavering - ' Spain, too, has agreed to cut its wolfram shipments . to Germany froin 1,000 to 280 Ions a year. Geiir eral Franco has been .wavering now that-.thc^.tlde has definitely turned in- favor-df tlie United Natioris.-Biit in early speeches he plainly showed a desire for an Axis victory. Even the remainder of the neutrals, Sweden, Argentina, Switzerland, Afganlstan, : and Eire or Jre•. land, have given some hint on how I they stand. President Roosevelt recently revealed that the Swedes have agreed to out their supply of ball bearings to Germany, this, in spite of the fad lhat Swedish in- diislry is wholly dependent on German coal. Both Sweden and Switzerland have denied the Germans transit routes across their territory at the risk of incurring a Nazi invasion. Argentina is hard to classify. Its government has been described as of a Fascist type. Yet some experts deny lhat Argentina actively desires anything but an Allied victory. As for Eire, it has bucked the Allies on the expulsion of Axis diplomats. And, more than any other nation, it lias hewed close to the line of neutrality. But Eire certainly wouldn't want a German victory. That leaves only the remote land of Afganlstan, a majority of whose leaders are said to be pro- German. Most Nations Involved Thus, the present conflict actually is the First World War instead of the second. Practically 100 per cent I' of its tuitions either are In the con- Iviflict actively or have shown which side they want to win. This is more of a world-jvldc war than the lost one for another reason. Twice as many neutrals sat the last one out. For instance, Holland, Norway, Denmark, Iran, Ethiopia, and Mexico all perched on the fence. Now, all are lined up with the Allies. On top of that, there was almost no nclion in the vast reaches of the Pacific, now ablaze with battle. Five of this war's neutrals played tlie same role in the last conflict. They are Argentina, Afganislan, Switzerland, Sweden nnd Spain. Today's neutrals who changed their minds after taking part in the last wnr are Portugal and Ireland, who fought for the Allies, and Turkey, who battled for the Central Pow- Symbol of Independence the World Over III On the Fourth of July this year, the Stars and Stripes, flying proudly over American soldiers on «very continent of the world and the islands'belween them, and over sailor; and Marines : on the . .„ .. ucv.en seas, shines out as a. symbol of freedom .to all the earth's' peoples, ; : __^_ Holiday Here To Be Marked By Political Rally and Outings Rlythevillo's third celebration of Independence Day 'since this rmlion's entry; into the Global .War will 'he market! principally by ,fami|y outings, .picnics'''niici'fishiivg trips during the day with the chief holiday attraction tomorrow night f.he appearance here of Co!. T, H- Barton, senatorial candidate, and his WSM' Grand Qle Opvy-stars at-Walker^Psu-k. ,'' ,943 Bond total Reported -' ::~l- •"/-; •- ./•'•'•': South Miss. County Qiiotq ' Laney To Talk Wednesday At Court House Tlie coming week promises to be lull of political interest with the appearance of a state office seeker in addition to twb senatorial candidates. Ben Laney. of Camdcn, gubernatorial candidate, is slated to appear here Wednesday night at 8:15 o'clock on the Court House lawn/ • . L. H. Autry, state representative and principal of school at Burdette, will introduce Mr. Laney. The two men were classmates at the Arkansas State Teachers Col- ege, Conway. The candidates addresses will ^e preceded by musical entertainment. A farmer who also owns land in Mississippi County, Mr. Laney is the brother of Dave Laney of Osceola. His extensive business interests include the operation of several gins, and drug stores and oil field development. Prior to his Blythcville appearance, Mr. Laney will speak al Leachville Wednesday morning, and in Osceola Wednesday aflernoon. Incup Is different in other ers. The ways. Japan and Romania weie allies In the last war. Now they are enemies. Olher'wisc the lineup with Germany is the same, except that Turkey now is neutral. Of course, there are more than nine neutrals. Also holding fast to n non-belligerent status are the five midget slates of Europe, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican City. But their combined areas do not equal one- third the size of Rhode Island. The only olher public gathering announced for: tomorrow lie Two More County Men Listed Among Wounded Two Mississippi County men have joined the casualty ranks, with the War Department's announcement today that Sergt. Thomas J. Crafton, son of Mrs. Lottie Downing of Route one, Blytheville, and Sergt: Francis M. Hoye. son of Mrs. Minnie L. Avants of Manila, have been wounded in action. Sergeant Crafton was wounded while lighting in the Southwest Pacific, while the Manila man received liis injury in the Mediterranean area. Details of the action or Hhc extent of tlie injuries of the men were not revealed. the American Legion fish fry, which will be held at C o'clock at the Legion hut 'ori North Second street. Colonel Barton.and his troupe of entertainers will begin their free public program nl 8:15 o'clock tomorrow evening at the fairgrounds grandstand nt the park." Despite the fact that hundreds of local servicemen are scattered to the far corners ol the world there will IM an air of gaiety as business comes to a standstill with stores closing and employes nnc their families find various forms of recreation and rclaxallon on ncarbj lakes nnd picnic grounds or shnplj spend the day quietly at home Long distance trips, of course, are a thing of the pasl because of lire nnd gasoline rationing but loca residents will find many forms of amusement close at hand. Fishermen and boating enthusiasts will lit, lo Armorel and the Big Lake areas while others will swim at the Municipal Pool al Walker Park, bowl play golf or tennis or attend the movie theaters. No special activities were reported planned al the Blylheville Army Air Field where the "businnss as usual" sign will be out as the training program continues. To avoid needless accidents nnd oss ol life over the Fourth of July holiday, Mayor E. R. Jackson today asked every citizen to coopcr- ^ in the nationwide Fourth ct July safety campaign now being conducted by the National Safely Ccuncil. Urging that the civilians dedicate- tomorrow to the loved ones on Ihe- firing lines, he suggested ';hat local residents sUy hon.t, and avoid congested highways, thereby saving s, tires, cars, and lives needed 10 speed victory and hold down tne x.ttle toll. Tho ' south half of Mississippi coinity 1ms gone over the top in the -Fifth War Loan. .with tolal sales of $701,943 against n quoin of 5VOO,000, In a statement Issued today by Elliot Sartaln, -secretary ig Soviet Guns And Bombs Blast Embattled Minsk Rod Tanks, Infantry And Cavalry Awaiting Orders To Attack MOSCOW, July 'i. (gin—Bombs, rJiclls nml gunfire hnvc descended on Minsk, blBgcst_ bnstlon guarding the Invasion route' lo Warsaw and Berlin. , , Gliint columns of Soviet artillery sindtlirivj [he ollndbl under i\ bhiv.- lug cnvrict of tire. Russian tanks, Infantry nnd cavalry have massed solidly behind the gun positions, polscfl for tho signal lo storm the lust Gennnn lines when (he soften Ing-up preparation has been completed, The frontal drive on Minsk WHS launched from positions less than 12 miles dlstanl. Front reports Indicate the Red Auny lins nlrcnd} seized important outposts of the city. llcils CoiilrnI Skies Soviet fighters and bombers holi! complete mastery of the ulr. Thej nrc flying Iii low level attacks ovci he base, strafing enemy troop concentrations and blowing up military Btrongiiolnts, Within the ctntaUlcd fortress, Soviet guerrillas are engaged In fc- •ocious street fighting against tho ^nzK olher pnrltannxqiuKlrojVi, " c ~ cording to a Prnvdn dispatch, lire operating In force ngalnst German lonimiuucmions along the c ntlre White Russian rvont, They nre reported to hnve smashed great numbers ol bridges, anit blown up slme 12,000 freight cars. • A.s .the Minsk garrison braces Itself for the mighty blow from the cast, Ihc Jaws of t\ huge pincer. closing from the west. Latest're- ports place the twin thriisUs 5'1 miles npnrl. nnd advancing at n pace Hint promises the' complete envelopment ol the, citadel in a matter of hours. -The Red Army •f'if,i jut nil the railways and the chief /highways' runiilh'g' Acst -/rdm' German Defenses Crumble German defenses hi While. Ruwln were being steadily weakened today as HiiMlnn artillery and bombing-plnnc.s hnimnered nl tho .stronghold til Minsk, mnli),•objective of the new Red offun.ilve, following cnpturu ot In the general advance. Rebelljoiis Texas Democrats Call Anti Roosevelt Meeting '. lly United Press Anli-Now Dciil Southern dulcKiVtc.s In the Ucniocrnlic Million!)! 1 Convention are plimmiig lo carry their fight against the rcnomiimlion of President Roosevelt lo Ihc eon- Chic ntfo. Bradley's Men ^ Moving Forward In Rain and Md New Offensive Breaks ' On Western Coast Of Cherbourg Peninsula' LONDON, July 3. (UP)—American iioopi In Fiance nre battling soulhwnul In n now offensive along llio western const of Cherbourg ponlnsulti • > The Yanks struck at dawn wrlh the weather against them Lieut, don. Onrnr N. Bradley sent his American First Army forward In a downpoui so heavy It turned thp bultlcgiound to'mud v Hardly had the last gun-shot echoed fiom American mopping up operations on the northern end ot' tlie ponltiiiiln, than the Yanks wcio on the mnrcti again. , " The now offensive broke along 11 lali-ly tiAriow flout below St, Sauver le Vlcomple. * * Thai's the sector where tho Yanks smashed the mnin core of Nuxl icilstnncc In the original diivc Hint cut off tho peninsula A lushing ruin stalled toil night and continued Into the morning,. Bi|t the Yunkh opened Hie attack lit Hie first light of day after • <i hcuvy aitillcry bombardment The weather dcpilvcd the lanka of til: support nnd hampered theli iKlvnnco, « Itto-Wiiy ,Thrui,l r , Tho Uo Anieiican columns struck In dlircicnt directions, One forco of the district. Branch, chnlrman al the district, said "With a week to go before the Fifth War Loan closes, and w|th a great. many people rc- inalnln'g to be seen, we hope to sell at least another $20,000 worth of War Bonds.'' "We especially desire lo have every small purchaser participate in this -, War Loan," Mr. Branch stated. "It Is not always possible for soliciting committees to see every individual, therefore we ask anyone wlii might be walling for a committee to call upon them, to delay no longer but to buy their bands at their bank or postofflcc, even though it might be a very small bond,', lie added. The Fifth War Loan campaign officially closes Saturday nlglil.' Minsk.' :IOO,000 Nails Trapped Military spokesmen in London estimate lhat 300,000 or more Nunls arc in the pocket.'The number compares with Ihc 320,000 encircle^ al Stalingrad. A correspondent who'flcw over thejront reports unbroken columns .of Sovlcl trucks and guns moving townrd Hie White nii.wlnn capita!. He says ihey fill the roads so completely that one has the Impression of tin escalator In constant motion. Thousands of Germans nrc emerging from the forests nnd marshlands, by-passed by the raging tide of baltlo, surrendering In wholesale lots. In the areas where the CcrmV* are .still resisting, fleets of Soviet Ighter-bombers are hnmmorlng al he enemy lines of relrcal. The !ane5 swoop down to tree-top level o take the enemy. Wallace Cleveland Held Prisoner In German Camp Staff Sergt. Wallace Cleveland, who was listed us missing In action since March 3, is n prisoner of war.of the Germans, his parents, Mr and Mrs. J. S. Cleveland of jonesboro, were informed Saturday morning In a card from Sergeant Cleveland, who formerly was stationed at the Blytiievllle Army Air Field. He'is the brother of J. M. Cleveland of Blythevllle. First engineer on a bomber, Sergeant Cleveland, 30, had been overseas since December. Mrs. J. H. Strawn Dies Services for Mrs. J. H. Strawn of near Hickory Flat, Miss., sister of Mrs. G. M. Moore of Blythe- villc, were held Saturday. Mrs. Strawn, whose family lived tn the Enterprise community near Hickory Flat, was 71. She also leaves four sons, R brother, and two other sisters. British Ambassador To Argentina Rcalled LONDON, July 3 (U.P.'—Brltnln las followed the lead of the Untied Stales in recalling its ambassador No Paper Tomorrow In keeping with a long-established custom, the Blytlieville courier News will not publish a newspaper on Independence Day In order that members of the staff may spend the holiday with their families. The next edition of the Courier News will be published Wednesday. Tyronza Men Die In Crash Hear Turrell WEST MEMPHIS, Ark,, July 3 — Two Tyronza. Ark., men were killed instantly at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon when the pickup truck in which they were riding was hit by a Viking Truck Line vehicle on Highway 61 about five miles from Turrell. The men were J. R. Lard, 62 driver of the small tnick. and Maudie Brown, 36, both farmer; of near Tyronza. Services for Mr. Brown will bo held at 3 Monday afternoon at the Tyronza Cemetery by the Rev. R. J. Clubb. citizens Funeral Home of West Memphis is in charge. Deputy Sheriff Ivan Dickson of Crittendcn county said witnesses reported Mr. Lard pulled out of R dirt road on the Misslsstppi-Crit- tenden Counlv line in front of the Viking truck, which was going soulh on Highway 61, without stopping. - The sailfish, speediest of swimmers, can travel at a speed of 68 miles an hour. :o Argentina. Less than a week after the American ambassador was ordered Home, the British Foreign Office instructed Ambassador Sir David Kelly to quit Buenos Aires and return lo London. The Foreign Office says Kelly is being ordered home "In the same way that other United Nations ambassadors have been recalled. Presumably, this means'for con- sultalions. In Buenos Aires, Argentine news- f.apers say they are surprised at the British action. However, they cto not expect the British to impose economic sanctions against Argentina. Appr oxlmiilcly 4,000,000,000 lounds of tobacco are produced In .he world annually. Human Hetm Norman Davis Dies WASHINGTON, July 3. (UP) — Official Washington Is mourning the dealh of Norman If. Davis chairman of the American Red Cross. Davis, who was 65 years old, died at Hot Springs, Va. Sunday of a stroke. President Roosevelt, in a statement said Davis would be "long remembered for his services in aiding suffering mankind." Secretary of Slate Hull called Davis "& great Amrelcan." The Red Cross chairman will be buried Wednesday In ATeandrifl- Va., near Washington. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. EWJ at historic Christ Church. The head of the Red Cross Administrative Committee, Nelson Dean Jay will carry on the normal functions of the organization until a new chairman is chosen. Memory is best between the ages of 11 and 14, according to an eminent London doctor, volition The Democratic convonlioi) opens July 19 K. B. Gprniiiny,-\i leluier in lhc"['oxi\s revolt uKiunsl Mr. Roosevelt's nomlnntioii, has culled a piucus of. anti-New Deal Southen.i;(lelc({iUo.s for July'17, Anothur meeting of the imti-HoosevcJt «roup -hna been M.htululcd Cor the following day. ~ :."•'.-.' ' ' ' ' ''.''; The group plans to. draw up-its; wn plo^fornv,'-It.-r(iuy miprtort Its wn candidates for the prcsldenoy ml vice-presidency'If. the convent Ion falls to tulopt Its program^ Meanwhile,' plans (or ihb'Demo- rntlc convention .are-being coin- ictcd rapidly. Apparently, the 3einocn\ls will try to'-'outdo, the ?G|mbllciins In' regard to, fenilnlne arllclpatlon, Mrs. Helen Douglas, ormor screen star, Is scheduled -lo inkc n major address. $lr£. Dotig- as, wife of iilin actor Mclvln Douglas, Is the winner' of a con- Te.ssl.onnl primary. Turnlnu to the labor front, two irltlcal strikes In war Industry mve been settled. Nine thousand trlkhi(j workers at four 'plaiil spf he T'lmken Roller Bearing Com- >nny In Canton, Ohio, relumed lo rork at nilnnlght last night. The Ive-dny strike had paralyzed pro- lucllon of vital roller Warlnns or military equipment, Tlie workers, member. 1 )' of the OIO United Steel Workers, voted ' lo accept a jack-lo-vt'ork.- order of the lonnl War Labor Board. In Gnrtlelcl, Ulah, more than sliirtcd At 5'30 n. in, hour-Inter, the othrr ait 1000 workers n I the huge Garllcld Smelting and Refining Plant went jack to their jobs. this morning. The men walked out Saturday in n dispute over 1 vacation allowances Army officials say the operation" of high octane gasoline refineries in two, states depend on production al Ihc Gnriield plant. On the home front, the OPA wili place higher price ceilings on mosl types of sheets, pillow cases, dcn- lias and other cotton textile items this week. Bui OPA Administrator Chester Bowles says the changes should . have no substantial effect on the cost of living. He says most of th-. increases will be absorbed by factories and distributors before the goods reach tlie consumer. Fulbfight Plans Leachville Talk Senatorial Candidate To Fill Engagement In County Wednesday Moving Into Mississippi County Wednesday for his first speaking engagement In this section, J. W. (Bill) Fiilbrlght, cnmlldnle for U. S. Senator, will speak Wednesday nftcrnoon at '1:30 o'clock In Lcach- vllle. Mr. Fulbrlghl Is serving his first term- In Congress, where he was the recipient of Severn! high honors a.s a freshman congressman. Among them was the chairmanship of the important London conference of Allied educators, which mcl recently -In London to consider restoration of the Intellectual ami educational resources detroy- cd by the Axis. He wns appointed by Stnte Secretary Cordell Hull lo head Ihls group, composed of the vcslty of Arkansas and a Rhodes nalion's foremost educators. Former president of the Unl- scholar, Congressman Fulbrtght last winter won national and Intcr- nallonal renown for his Fulbrigh Resolution on postwar collaborallor for lasting peace. The dnto for his olher appearances In Mississippi County hac iol been announced lotlay. The Hrltlili radio say, the Amerl- • Ctiiis pushed from below 6t|JSauveur • le' Vlcomplo In two columns, pne of them between the coast at Port Bnil and maifihlnnd two miles o'r^sojn- nd. The other Is satrl to .^ittve ailed (,omo 10'miles liiliindf*' -. United Prcis Corresporidcnt^fnincs ;cGllncy icports from' American eld hctulrt\iaiten> that the' 1 Yanks, vcre slithering "jaridS? sloshftig irough bomo of tho ^raiSfe mudJiseri-"'"•' nee the Atnorlcans landed."* ' "McOilucy goes, on to Say that'the^ attle Li the fool-slogging type, wltti • ic Yanks "fighting tho same kind f mild their- fathers did in World Var.f. \, , , \ ' He caHs it ''Indian lype warfare •llli-no roonr'for''tanks'.to mane'u-', BI nnd with Infantry flghlingv nl- lost hand to hand battles." Tho flgntlnj} mounted In IhteiU ity during the : . morning as life lennnnh found themselves up gainst thij 'same slashing attacks s tliose that Characterized the oar'? y operations In Normandy. Gcnr ral 'Brndloy's techniqUD calls for icarlieads smashing forward as fnst s possible, by-passing and enclrc^ New Guinea native warrors stick slrands of bark and Intertwined fiber in their hair to form a natural helmet. L. When steering wheel and engine-room telegraph of assault boat he was piloting toward Norman beachhead were smashed, Cpl. George Tandy, Royal Marines, slipped over (he stern, and, as pictured above, became a human helm by bracing himself on rudder-guard rail and working rudder with his foot. In this precarious position lie slcered craft seven miles to beachhead and seven miles back to mother ship on D-Day., Barton Club Is Organized By Group Here Many supporters of Col. T. H. Barton, candidate for the United States Senate, have swung into action with organization here of a "Colonel Barton club" headed by Roy Rea as chairman. Other officers of the newly formed political group include John McDowell, co-chairman, and Cecil Graves, secretary. Members of the advisory committee are T. F. "Doc" Dean onj Claude P. Cooper. Members of the organization met yesterday afternoon ot the club headquarters, Room 206, Lynch Building, nnd completed plans for a reception tomorrow night In' honor of Colonel Barton who Is scheduled to speak at 8:15 o'clock at Walker Park. -. The reception will begin it approximately 10 p.m.. In the Colonia Room nt Hotel Noble, Mr. Rea announced today. Sponsors 6f the club said Invitations were bc.lng Issued today for the reception _ieut. Robson is Forced Down In Switzerland Mr. and Mrs. Gerald H. Rob 11 have received a cable fron llieir son, First Lieut. G. H, Rob son Jr., informing them that h s Interned in Geneva, Swltzerlan !or the; duration. The 23-year-old pilot of a B-l liad been overseas only 30 day when lie landed his plane I Switzerland. No details were give sis to when or how the plane wa forced down in the neutral country In > addition to the cable fron Lieutenant Robson, which on staled that he had landed i Switzerland and was safe, th family received a mtssage fro the War Department that the son Is Interned for the duratlo In that country. Lieutenant Robson. entered tt Army In 1941. He also has brother in the service. Eighteei year-old Scrgl. Eugene Robson stationed with the Marines a Port Hueneme, Calif. Weather ARKANSAS— Partly cloudy th siflernoon and tonight. Tuesda considerable cloudiness; scatterc The earth receives 'only one showers and local thunderstorm two-billionth of the sun's heat, nc- nnd In west and extreme south por cording to estimates.' (Ions In afternoon. points for later mop upsi The Yanks are walloping throughy! lie mire toward La Haye Du Pulls, \V lie transport center lind one-time V Inzl headquarters in-tbe nrea some ^ even miles south of St. Sauveur mid s miles Inland. New Drive Builds Up . The new drive coming ort" tlie vcstcrnmosl scctoi of the Normandy xHltefront Is bellevod aimed, gt keeping the enemy off balance, there is liolh Ihe Allies and Nazis mass 'orces for a full-dress drive in the jt\cn area, on the eastern end of •he front. , . 'But the- full outline>qf -Allied ilrutcgy embodied In the new attack; has not fully emerged. Tho attack may be the initial sally ; in the expected full-scale Allied of- 'cnslve Intended to knock but'the German stronghold of Caen that _;uards the road to Paris 120 miles o the cost. ' •• The news'of the new;Amerlcan drive came shortly after Allied icadquartcrs reported the American First Army re-gronping for a major assault. The Yanks captured at least five towns yesterday Hi line straightening - operations .between Tilly and the western end of the front in preparation for the attack. Meanwhile the British stand poised lor a new blow southeast of Caen. The Tommies have wrecked at least C5 German tanks In '•• beating down 48 hours of vain Nazi • counter-attacks on the British salient. Tanks, Guns In Action '". Radio Piris hints that the British offensive may already have started. Tlie broadcast says a violent tank and artillery battle rages between Caen and Vlllers Bocage, 13 miles to the southwest. ';•: Radio Paris adds that Allied bat- tleships'are backing the attack with salvos from the Orne river estuary. The latest comparison 'of Allied and Nazi strength massed. foe k a showdown battle reveals 200,000 odd Allied troops—or some 14 divisions known to be on the front, against IS Nazi divisions with 11 of .them arrajed against the British' between Caen and Tilly. The woat-hv hampered ;npt only the new American drive ta^Prance, but Allied air operations generally. Rain and clouds Interfered with new raids But the Nazis say Allied bombers raided western Germany today. " ' ' , ^; The Germans capitalized on trip ' weather, taking advantage of tt to increase the intensity of theb robot bomb attacks on southern England during the night ana In 0»ylSht today. '• . , ^ %i , .._

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