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oKone 3-1111 O Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Saturday Morning, February 15, 1941 Page Seven iERMANS AND BRITISH FIGHT MASS AIR BATTLES OVER CHANNEL idon, Nazi istSections I Are Bombed I Interpreting The War News Britain Determined To Force New Issue By KIRKE L. SIMPSON heaping hundreds of j Whatever the intentions behind current axis maneuvers, military " ca| ' J! ±: ot; nn nil Tiarts and diplomatic, P—" : -•-' =-- • - -.--•- J of eastern Europe. . heap , A incendiaries on all parts; and diplomatic, Britain appears determined to force the issue in South- n w^.,.. d of eastern Europe. British classification of Rumania as "territory under enemy occu- f Pat '?T > h f l, ha V ook - Zt , mak f Rumanian oil wells legitimate objectives wars of last , amfOctober. for British bombers. All that is %s air battles wore fought | )ackinB js a route for Royel Air channel approach to lnei Force bombers without violating Ides as the^Gerrnan^ air somebody's neutrality. • sought to lake up of the French escorted British tad pounded the r hours in the British were with fiitedialrcraft guns barked the raiders over London Germ antiaircraft shells were burst- f around the British planes Ling over the mist-wreathed >?nch shoreline. Incendiaries Dropped German air attack on Lon- ixth night raid in a month- shortly before 11 p. m. and Sough it never approached a d "blitz" scale, hundreds of m- sdiaries and many high PX- osft-es fell in central parts of the T and around the outskirts. fire watchers dealt swiftly with , incendiaries, dousing them and iventing the nous fires. outbreak of any fte antiaircraft fire In London i the loudest heard since Gera air attacks of January 14 and Jeavy gunfire met the raiders thev appeared over many other (Sons of Britain, including East alia, East England, the East fluids and the northwest. Duels Fought Over Channel toman and British planes duel- over the channel when large i •nations of German fighters and | abers attempted to pour across i itheastern coastal defenses in aliation for the British raids. RAF fighters swarmed to the tttack and for 15 furious min- ntes there raged above the tlouds a fierce battle. British ind German planes twisted and nrooped hi close combat. Fin- illy, observers reported, British fchtnr squadrons broke up the .1 I attacking formations and drove Jeff the invaders. I Spent cannon shells and mane-gun bullets rained down on A one British fighter was miss- t few German bombs were drop- i in Kent and Northeast Scot- ad but little damage was report- ttne Pltne* Shot Down (Although from the English shore, no German fighter opposi- ion to the British sweep of the ''ranch coast was visible, Berlin clamed that nine Spitfire fight- in were shot down by German tterceptors when the British at- tanpted to strike inland from | 5i« French coast.) "or the fourth consecutive day nnan long-range guns on the Mich coast methodically bom- iriefl flish the Dover coastal area. heavy artillery returned at shells to crash among Ger- ffl positions. That route may be provided overnight, if Bulgaria or Yugoslavia yields to reported Nazi pressure to permit passage of German troops toward Albania, Turkish involvement in a Balkan flare-up also could open an air road to Rumania. The Turkish route is perhaps a better one than either the Bulgarian or Yugoslavian. It is a short hop across the Black sea from the Turkish coast to Rumania, with no mountain harriers to reduce the bomb load British planes could carry. There are other indications, however, that the British are now bent on forcing the issue in the Balkans. In Albania, Royal Air Force bombing operations have been stepped up to new intensity, pacing a reported Greek ground otfensive hammering at Italy's badly winded army. It looks like a Greek-British effort to make the smashing of Italian forces in Albania an accomplished fact before Germany can intervene effectively except by air. Under winter conditions in the Balkan mountains, it would take time to get Nazi blitzkrieg legions to the Albanian front or into a position flank the Greeks there, whether the Germans moved by Bulgaria or Yugoslavia. Another hint that the British are concentrating on forcing a quick showdown in the Balkans comes from North Africa. Cairo reports that the British North African offensive is virtually marking time to await Balkan developments. • Fart of the British air force in Libya might be diverted to the Balkans, and perhaps other elements of the Army of the Nile. In East Africa, however, the British net is steadily tightening about Italian forces in Eritrea, and the British-Ethiopian joint campaign to sweep il duce's troops out of Emperor Haile Selassie's county- is reported making progress. The Italian plight there seems hopeless. Regardless of Balkan developments, Britain seems determined to push the East African campaign to its conclusion. Italians Feel Heavy Losses ATHENS, Feb. 15— (Saturday)— (UP)—Heavy losses have been inflicted on the Italians in "successful action" along the Albanian front, the Greek high command reported early today following unconfirmed radio reports of the capture of 7.000 to 8,000 Fascists in a strong offensive. radio accounts said the I home defense ministries said it at least one German Messer- The British are acting against a i'mmmiiriiniip iwnpri hv the a j r 'background of Nazi-Fascist diplo- A communique issued b>tne air matic political maneuvering with Spain and possibly Tokyo. There are signs that the Nazis may e to alarm Australia. j Moreover. Berlin claims to have destroyed at a single blow in the! Atlantic scores of tons of British shipping, presumably loaded with American war supplies for England Whatever the facts of that Nazi sea attack, its announcement from Berlin was well timed to have some effect on Bulgaria or Yugoslavia, already reported to be the objects of Nazi pressure. It also raised a question as to whether American help could reach England effectively through the Nazi counterblockade in the Atlantic. The hubbub in Australia over Japanese war scare seems already subsiding. Second thought apparently has prompted the conclusion that Japan is actually no more *Af bombers were idle Thurs- L ike !>' to ri , sk belligerency than is night, presumably because"of j S P am unt)I V ere are . far great weather, and few German |er prospects of an axis victory over ffles appeared over Britain. Bomta Dropped On London JSmgle enemy aircraft dropped nbs In the London district and »a considerable damage to uses, resulting in a number of walties," a joint communique of *** and home defense ministers i combs also were dropped in raieast Scotland, where several ™*s were damaged. There were TO .casualties. In Eastern Eng, ———•»*,»« .in jjas »damage was slight.' I* communique said the raids « of brief duration and were itentoaperiod soon after night- tecue workers labored todav to ? * v eral civilians trapped" in ^L w ¥ ee of housps - shops and •""•den's post struck by bombs "i a German raider last night. I'l* flilippines Feel Tension Britain. It is now clear that if Spanish Generalissimo Franco was invitee by il duce to get into the war, he politely declined. Until Germany strikes in her advertised 1941 fina: offensive and the results can be gauged, neither Japan nor Spain can feel sure of the war's outcome The significant fact is that Britain is striving to force Germany to strike, not to block her with diplomatic maneuvers. W' the Far East. " ™ a a possible war noted throughout today as new ten- assemblymen discussed that would result ands become involved of the United States. of the first Et(? P s be suspension of con- and ution itself. Private quarters said Russia, Japan Move Together MOSCOW, Feb. 14—(UP)—Gen. Hiroshi Oshima, Japanese ambassador-designate to Germany, told newspapermen tonight that "close Soviet-Japanese relations are a logical consequence of the Soviet- German rapprochement and also are necessary to facilitate the construction of a new world order. Oshima, who stopped here en route to his post in Berlin, said he was "especially charged by his government to work out in concrete from these details of collaboration between Germany and Japan which are envisaged within the framework of the three-power pact (among Germany, Japan, and Italy) and to execute an epochal mission dealing with the new order of things." Rome Reports Chute Attack (By Associated Press) ROME. Feb. 14—The capture of a group of heavily armed British parachutists said to have floated! down through the moonlight on I Southern Italy with the intention! of dynamiting the regional waterworks and communications system was claimed today by the Italian high command. They landed Monday night and early Tuesday morning, the high command reported, in the provinces of Calabria and Lucania— where the Apulian aqueduct, the biggest in the world, runs to supply 2 677 000 Italians with drinking water- but all were captured "before they could cause the serious damage which they intended." Clash Is Reported How many were taken into custody was not announced—the com- munique merely describing them as "nuclei of parachutists armed with machine guns, hand grenades and fighting explosives"—but it was stated that to out- in a clash during the capture an Italian civilian police deputy and a citizen were killed. (The Rome radio, however, gave a more circumstantial account, saying specifically that 19 parachutists had been seized along with another group of unstated size. (The wireless account said the British, carrying maps of the district, had taken over some farms in the area, preventing the peasants from giving an immediate alarm, in their attempt to "blow up and damage chiefly the hydraulic works built by the Fascist regime." One Breaks Leg (One parachutist broke his leg in descending, it was stated, and was almost immediately captured by Italian police, having been "abandoned by the others." ("Soon," the account went on, "the alarm was given and the (other) parachutists, who nad descended in a wooded district, were surrounded bv the police and military. Eleven of them were soon captured while seven others were arrested some kilometers away. The latter used hand machine gims under the command of a British underlieu- tenant, killing one Italian police agent and one shepherd. ("One carabinier who remained alone compelled the seven to surrender. The other group of parachutists was captured soon afterward, and among them was one captain. All Wore Uniforms ("All had uniforms of khaki, aviation helmets and had Italian money." (In London, British military circles said they had no knowledge of such a landing. If it was made as announced, it was the first British application of a ghostly technique used widely by the Germans in conquering the low countries.) Foreign observers, hearing officially that clusters of parachute troops had invaded Italy, marveled that such men were captured without having been shot, since such a performance ordinarily would be tantamount to suicide in view of the fact that the supposed aim of the invaders was a sabotage akin to espionage. Information as to the exact points at which the parachutists were said to have come down was withheld. o Big British Ship Losses Claimed BERLIN, Feb. 14—(AP)—Germany presented figures and predictions today to show that British ship losses from the Suez to mid- Atlantic are such that they cannot be repaired by the shipyards of the whole world. They claimed that attacks on the Suez, where two vessels have been reported sunk, and elsewhere hadi paralyzed "England's entire ship traffic from the Mediterranean to the Red sea"; that roughly one fifth of the total tonnage available to Britain has been put out of action; that surface war craft alone have sunk 670,000 tons of "enemy merchant ships" in distant operations. All this, said German military commentators, will be intensified as soon as Adolf Hitler's springtime submarine offensive begins. The Italians had been driven back with "disastrous losses" all along the front from above Lake Ochrida to the Adriatic seacoast. The war office communique said: "There were local successful actions causing heavy losses among the enemy. \Ve took 200 prisoners as well as quantities of automatic rifles and materials of all kinds." Italian planes were said by the ministry 1 of home security to have bombed "a deserted coast of Crete" there) but without results. Three of the Fascist raiders bomoed herds of sheep and peasants in the neld around Arta without casualties or damage, it was added. Drive Described The Greek radio last night described a pounding drive against the Italians in almost every sector of the Albanian front. Several thousand prisoners including many high Fascist officers „. were seized at one point alone and rhe in various sections the Italians were !i va f.. British Depart From Rumania BUCHAREST, Rumania, Feb. 14 (AP)—The British diplomatic mis- bombing Fascist positions around Italy's Northern Albanian base of Elbasan, at Berati, north of Tepe- reported to be in "complete rout" j£ )rt i fle . d height after being driven from mountain I S entra l f™ 11 , 1 positions which they had believed P a y onet battle to be impregnable. News of the smashing offensive announced jubilantly by the Athens radio, followed official announcement that the British air force in "its most successful attack of the Albanian campaign" had bombed; Italian airdromes at the Albanian' capital of Tirana and the port of; Durazzo and caused extensive dam- i age, including the wrecking of! grounded planes. ! Squadrons Sweep Ahead I Other squadrons of British and' Greek planes were said to havei lini. and around Dukati. The Greek advance began, it with the capture of a the Southern in a hand-to-hand after Greek artillery had mercilessly pounded the height. On the Northern Front below EI- basan the Greeks were reported pushing forward against weakening Italian resistance. (perhaps attacking the British swept ahead of the Greek advance. sion left by special train from I years she had taught English in blacked-out Bucharest shortly be- the Bucharest schools, fore midnight en route to the port of Constanta. , . scurry- »«utral waters yesterday the Netherlands ad| n«»lty. It was that Commander Who fle w here from of a11 lnove - ch vessels in these B of i . Wa i t dominated !% iBi . W e - street ' everyone ,. -' " " would come. 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