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COURT SIDELIGHTS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
-IC;?UR a SIpDELIGHTS:?* Sergeant Fordce (Central CoUrt): Is.this' man: Youn"' a '.Europea? Witness: Yes," he's' an. Australian. Sergeant Forde: Sure of -that? - Witness: Certain.iHe's a`Sydney-born. Chihese: S -0 Solicitor (to witness in Central Court): 'Youit 'say: yoUr friends are' named Ron: and 'Eddie. Are yousure they are really good: friends?. Witness: -I'll -say they .arel.,I. owe- Ron.... 30 bob. and.Eddie 12 bobi
NEXT ISSUE [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
NEXT ISSUE Next Thursday;: Frank . Clune: reaches Singapore-don't miss, the ,:.start :of,, this,. chapter--full of facts.and figures of what you: want to know ;about.. Malaya;' .now mores vitalV than ..ever inw this., great struggle -.against,,, Japan.
ABORIGINAL BROTHERS SENTENCED TO DEATH [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
ABORIGINAL BROTHERS SENTENCED TO DEATH Sydney.--After a young woman had told a Criminal Court jury of a night of terror in a lonely house near Walgett,.two aborigines were con victed of rape and sentenced to death. They were Mervyn Range (28) and Ihs brother, Dudley Range (22). In passing sentence, M r. Justice Owen said: "You both richly deserve the extreme penalty of the law. Not (only was your crime terrible, but you made it worse by\ attempting to ,blacken the character of your victim."
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ROAD SMASH Three Killed, Two Injured [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
ROAD SMASH Three iKilled, Two Injured Wellington (N.S.W.), Thursday. ` '.: Three young men were killed and two others were injured when a 'motor car ran over an emlbankntent on the Molong roaid to-night. Dead: Allan Ciowe (20), Brisbane Street, Wellington; Harold Vincent Breen (22), a member of the R. ?A.P., whose parents live in 'Warne Street, Wellington, and Cecil i'; .Rodgers (21), of Montefiore Street, :Wellington. Clive' Stewart, who is in:a critical condition, and Patrick '.:Moore, who suffered shock, were the other two occupants of the car.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
LIEUT. CUTLER, V.C., of Manly, (N.S.W.), photographed on his arrival recently at an Australian port. On SNoVember 29, Lieut. Cutler was awarded the V.C. for conspicuous gallantry in ,the Syrian campaign. It was the fourth V.CI awarded to an Australian in this war.
AIR CRASH VICTIMS Plane Hits Men On Ground [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
AIR CRASH VICTIMS Plane Hits . Men On Ground Melbourne, Thursday.-Two metl were killed and two policemen in jured when they were struck by an aeroplane which made a forced land ing on the property of Mr. Max Arnistrong at Goofalibce Park, four miles from Benalla, at 10o.3o a.m. to day. IThe victims were: DEAD: Cr. George Forsihaw (6o), of Violet Town, and Russell Fleming (3r), of B1enalla. r INJURED: First Constables Leslie Hurley and W. Roberts. The victims went to Mr. Arnm strong's property to assist in fighting a bushfire, and were walking together across the paddock wlhein they saw a Splane from. the Benalla Air Sctoolo flying low and ":it close tiange. It laded ,arid 'struck the four men, kill ing, Forshaw and Fleming instantly. Heard Crash Hearing the crash, Mr. T. Fleming, father of Russell Fleming, who was assisting the fire-fighters, hurried to the plane, which was flying with its undercarriage damaged. The flyingl instructor and mecbhanic were injured. Mr. Fleming then saw...
JAPANESE BATTLESHIP DESTROYED [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
JAPANESE BATTLESHIP DESTROYED WASHINGTON, Friday. - American bombers sank the Japanese battleship, Haruna, it has been officially announced by the Japanese Navy Department at Tokio. The Haruna was of 29,o0o tons. An earlier U.S. Army communique stated that American bombers scored three direct hits on the Haruna and left her blazing fiercely., The attack was made lo. miles. north-east of Luzon, the main Philip pine island. The Haruna is believed to. have been part of a naval force covering Japanese landing on Luzon. She was built in 19i3, carried g8o men, mounted eight 14-inch guns, eight five-inch anti-aircraft guns, and had a speed of 26 knots. Tokio also admits the loss of a submarine- chaser north of Luzon. Several times earlier in the week, the German radio had reported that the greatest naval battle in history was in progress in this area. Japanese planes from aircraft car riers, are ceaselessly bombing Luzon and other Philippine islands, ·V
NURSES ANNEXE OPENED [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
NURSES ANNEXE -OPSENED "I have much pleasure in de claring open this extension to the' work of. the Salvation Army in Darwin, said Brigadier D. V. G. Blake, yesterday.afternoon, when officially., opening- the. Nurses Annexe attached to the Red Shield .Centre. "It is a much needed service' for the Nurses of the district, who are doing. so much for us, I hope the aniexe will be of value to the 'goodly donipany of nurses its facilities are int'ended to benefit, and that both Artiy and R.A.A.F.. sistcers will avail themselves of tie opportunity to en joy such congenial ,surroundings while a'nwaiting'transport' back to hlleir hoi pitils." SBrigadier Lind, in mnoving a vote of thanks to 1rigadier ..'13lake'." for perfirniing- n tlihe openinig- cerdemony, and to all those "associated'!:witlit the erection of the`buiilding. paid?a warm tribufe "to Miajor anild trs. Seatoin, who he. declarcd': had .erected :a fit tlih'g'ni onunent Id thleirf work iin bai wi in ,ilit Red Shield Centre and its...
"DIVINELY APPOINTED" Hitler's Boastful Claim [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
A~lYIN E DI itir~ioaa uILC B.. erlini, 'Ihursday.-In announe , iig."that liehdhad,'declired wr"i on,. itheiUJited:StatepurHitit r :told 'the ?.?Reichsaag-~rto!day 'that--r:he' hid . beet. divinel appointed:to.deiide '.thlie 'htory- of? fie'wQftldfdir :the next ::obo years. Hitler miade :his' usuial -attack on' President -RBosevelt, ac'ctising Lhim of being influenced by the Jews.' He pledged :himself 'and:. MusoliHi:i to fight' to-the bitter end. ..A" year ofýhistorical.- events was, drawing to'its end,,Lsaid .Hitler. After ,renewed. refusals, of 'his peace -offers it was. obvious tha't--the war must be fought to,the, bitter end. .. ,C plete'Solution - "You kn6w that I have always li;eei determined' to secure only a complete solutionf," he said. "I -amn grateful t.liat I have been chosen:by the Creator to decide the .history of the world for the next 1o00 years. - "A historic mission has been en trusted to 'me by the Creator t6 se cure the re-division of the social structure of tile...
DEFENCES AT HOME Changes Planned MELBOURNE, Saturday.— [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
D EFENCES AT HOME Changes. Planned MELBOURNE, Saturday. Sweeping' -reorganisation".of -the Army Commend in Australia: is expected, state southern news papers. This may follow a review of the home . defence, system now being mnade by the War Cabinet. Greater powers for, officers, of the Home Defence Forces are likely. It is believed .that- efforts will be made to make the Home Defence Command almost a separate entity. The Government is, u~derstood to consider that the threat to Australia makes it imperative, that-active ser yice chiefs. should not be. hampered by the administrative side of the 'Arm y. SThe change may result in the lessening, of the authority. of the Chief of -the .General Staff (Lieut.-General Sturdee), and in creased authority for the G.O.C. Home Defence (Sir Iven Mac kay), and the G.O.C. the various nmilitary commands. 'R-6riganisation of Command per sonqnel was forecast during the week in -Federal circles. I t- was also predicted that Air Marshlul Bostock, who is ...
SPORTING FLASHES FROM EVERYWHERE CRAWFORD BRILLIANT Downs Bromwich In War Fund Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
SPORTIN rFLASES FROM EVERYWHERE CRAWFORD BRILLIANT Downs Bromwich In War Fund Title Melbourne, Saturday.- Defy ing trying conditions of heat and wind, Jack Crawford made a wonderful recovery to win the Victorian War Fund's Singles Championship at Kooyong to day, from John Bromwich. Crawford was two sets to one do\\wn and 2-4 down in the fourth set. Al though at this stage, Bromwich rub bed his stomach several times as if in pain, he looked to have command Sof tlie match for Crawford seemed weary. Crawford took the next four games for the fourth set. It was a complete reversal and he went on to retain command through out the fifth set to score one of his best wins in-recent years. The final count was: J. Crawford defeated J. Bromwich, 6-3, o-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. -V
Paratroops Invade Philippines Six Landings On Western Coast Are Beaten Back ATTACK ON HAWALL EASES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
Paratroops Invade Philippines Six Landings On Western Coast Are Beaten Back ATTACK ON HA WAII EASES. Manila, Saturday.- Japanese parachute troops have landed on the west coast of the Philippines. Many other forces of paratroops made various attempts to land but were successfully repulsed. Six landings on the western coast werebeaten back yesterday. Day raids by Japanese bombers have taken the place of night -attacks on Manila. Intense fighting is raging in north ern Luzon, the main Philippine .is land, where the Japanese have landed fresh troops. This landing was at Aparri (250o miles north-east of Manila), and at other points sur rounding the: capital, An American communique states that Japan in her first shock attempt to capture the Philippines and Singa pore, was endeavoring to gain pos session , so. as to hold the gateway to India for an attack on all Pacific bases, India and Australia. The Philippines situation is completely in hand reports Man ila. They claim that the invaders...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
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STOP PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
STOP PRESS. Early this morning the B.B.C. re ported that: Japanese reconnalsance has stret ched as far south as New Guinea. An R,A.A.F. communique from Mel bourne stated that the planes flew off before our planes could attack' them. Four Japanese fully loaded trans ports moving south were sunk on Friday night bby submarines of the N.E.I; 70 miles off Malaya. There have been some British withdrawals in the north of Malaya, " near the Thai border. Singapore received an.alert yester day, but no bombs. were dropped. In a big raid on Penang 300 people were killed yesterday. Manila suffered another heavy bombing attack at noon yesterday, Bulgaria has declared- war on Britain and the U.S. '·-.·~~~~~~~~ -.f' ':i ·'J..t
JAPAN'S HUMAN TORPEDOES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 14 December 1941
JAPAN'S HUMAN TTORPEDOES LONDON, Friday. - Japanese lieve the British ivarshils could airmen may have acted as human have been sunk by ordinary tor torpedoes in their attacks on pedo-planes. H.M.S. Prince of Wales and Re- There are many famous prece pulse, said the B.B.tC. dents for Japanese suicide action The announcer stated that to gain military and naval success, Japanese airmen dived their planes dn targets at Pearl Harbor In the fighting near Shanghai in (Hawaii), last Sunday. 1932, nine Japanese soldiers volun "They probably used the same teered as "huinan bombs." methods against our warships off They were loaded with high Malaya," he added. explosives, disguised in Chinese A Tokio newspaper correspond- coolie clothing, and then went ent claimed- that "Numerous forward into the Chinese lines. Japanese planes, laden with high As prisoners,. they blew them explosives, dived straight at the. selves up at Chinese field head warships." quarters. This exploit started the A Swedish ...