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Nazi's Terrible Losses Equipment Abandoned As Red Air Force Harries Retreat [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
~N~j's 4Fejqbe~ ose E q pmen f Abandoned As Red Air Force Harris. Retreat Continuing almost all along the front, the great SRuisian aidvaince; it i estimated, has'?inflicted ' 250,000 casualtie iiczludinig Zrisoners on the etreatin Germains iiii?theiast weekl Thes Nazis hhave 'abansoned en ozgh' equipment" arm five vAsos. , Marshal Zukhoff, it is now' becom ing clear, in defending Moscow, struck with siiperl timing along the 15o-mile Moscowv front .as he sensed a slackening in the weight of the Gernian offensive against the city's flanks. Bluff Called Usiiig covering forces to create the impression that their attack wais driv ing forward; the Germans had their bluff called. Their rearguards were oveirwhelmed and the 'main bpdy of 50 divisions mnassed against Moscow engaged. Their motorised transport was re duced to a walking pace along in different roads' banlked high 'with snow, and became an easy target for the Red air force, resulting in 'thous andts of irehicles, gtns and 'tarlk...
New York Can't Cut Off Lights [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
New York Can't Cut Off Lights New York, Monday.-Quick black-out of New York in the event of an air raid is impos sible because i6o,ooo street lights have to be switched off individually. Public officials admit the city is totally unprepared for air raids. In spite of the magnitude of the task, they are arranging a trial black-out of skyscrapers, including the Empire State Building, which rises Iooo ft. above the city.
PACIFIC SITUATION DISCUSSED IN PARLIAMENT [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
PACIFIC SITUATION DISCUSSED IN PARLIAMENT Canberra, Wednesday. .-;- The Primel Miniister (Mr. Curtin) n nounced in Parliamdent y?steiday, that the. Governiteht ranked air craft, production in the first degree of priority. It .considered .that a bold- ruthless action .wa.s: necessary 'to strengthen Australia's air defefces' to the.great est possible degree. He said, "To achieve defence re quirements in respect of man-power; the Government was going to be quite ruthless." The Governmei?t iitended to see that requisite mutua arraniigetiients were made.so th'at thli'ere should be tlhe maximltm degree of collabora tion shown by all countries in the Pacific. The Attorntey-General (Dr. Evatt) said the Government .wotld cntintue effo~ts for a full alliaiice between Russia and all Japan's cnemies in order to achieve a solid and impreg nable barrier against the Axis Powers. Other speakers, iiicluding the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Fad den) and Mr. Menzies urged the formation of a Supreme W...
EMERGENCY WAR TAXATION DRASTIC Wage And Salary Earner Face Heavy Burden BIG DEMANDS ON COMPANIES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
EMERGENCY WAR TAXATION DRASTIC Wage And Salary iEarner Face~ Heavy Burden BIG DEMANDS ON COMPANIES Cariberra, Wednesday. -- The new Emergency Wir taxes which were presented to Parliamenit last night; are to be applied at once and will tap new fields of income embracing hundreds of thousands of wage aind salary earniers who ndever before paid Federal taxes. Cotnnmmetcing at sixpence in the ppound on incomes of £156, super-tax on incomes will rise by a farthing in the £t for every £6 till it reaches r/- in the £t on incomes of £300oo, and will be stabilised at that rate. A super tax of one shilling in the pound on present company profits makes. the new basic rate for this class 4/- in the pound instead of 3/-, as fixed in the' list Federal Budget. Wartitie companies tax on excess profits will be super-imposed on the new rate, and in addition dividends will be further taxed as shareholders' incomles. The Federal Treasurer (Mr. Chifley) said the Government estimated that the increases ....
An Appreciation [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
An Appreciation I would just like to send you an:. your staff my praise and good wishes for- your splendid paper; Army' News, which is published for the troops stationed at Darwin. 'I :have had copies" of it sent to me by one of the boys and I canl assure you I find it most interest ing,' particularly the 'Camp Gossipl .page. YOu.ee, I have the honor of knowing quite a number of the N.S.W. boys-mainly A.I.F. and D.I.B.l-who were for some time stationed in tlhe Showg?round camp, and it is with great interest I read of 'their "doings." I was wondering if you could, per your paper, wish all the Idtl4 at Darwin-A.IF. and A.M.F.-the very merriest Christmas and my heartiest good luck and best wishes to them all. Hlopihng your paper continues on after the duration, and also wish Ing it. every. success as I really, consider It Al. I am, Yours sincerely, (Miss) Norma O'Shannes.sy. Private Hospital, ,102 Lang Road, Centennial Park Sydney, N.S,1,.
FIERCE FIGHTING IN MALAYA ENGLISH PRESS ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT MALAYA [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
FIERCE FIGHTING IN MALAYA ENGLISH PRESS ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT MALAYA LONDON, Wednesday.-Some of the English newspapers are now demanding assurance as to whether Singapore is impreg nable and that the air strength irr Malaya should be increased ur gently, no matter at what cost. The lack of reassuring news fron: Malaya plus the sinking of the war ships, Prince' of Wales and Repulse, indicate the gravity of the' situation, state thie papers. After his statement in the House of .Comnions the Prime Minister (Mr. Churchill), appeared greatly distres sed. This followed close questioning by 'members: seeking details; of the sinking of the Repulse and the Prince of Wales, and assur ances that. Britain's naval strat egy was sound. "Is the Prime .Minister satisfied that battleships still are the first line of the Navy.? Did our ships have adequate air protection?" were some of the juestions asked. In answer to one of the questions Mr. Churchilsl saair- , 'iWe; sent' all the , air reinforcements...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
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PHILIPPINES FIGHTING BACK DETERMINEDLY [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
..PHILIPPINES FIGHTING BACK DETERMINEDLY MANILA, Wednesday.-Enemy activity around the Philippines continues, but Manila is getting a quiet time at night. The raids, which are sporadic, come mostly during the day. Further attempted paratroop landings have been repulsed. The greatest threat to the Philip pines was wiped out when the Japan ese forces.at Lingayen, on the west coast of Luzon Island and ioo miles north-west of Manila were driven back into the sea as the' result of a strong American counter-attack. The threat to the island continues, but the Japanese at present have foot holds only at the extreme tips of Luzon, at Vigan and Aparri in the north, and the other at Legaspi in the south-west. Rugged mountainous terrain intervenes between these points and. Manila. The Japanese bombed Clark air field on Sunday morning, Cebu Is land was also raided. Two large squadrons of Japanese bombers attacked objectives on the fringe of Manila. They were engaged by American fighters and anti-...
EDUCATION IMMORTAL POSSESSIONS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
EDUCATION IMMi;ORTAL POSSiESSIONS R In' lhe lait 'ifssue "6f Army News we wrote about Civilisation, and said that above all things a civilised man loves a spirit of sweet reasonableness and a,sense of values. This sense of values ,has helped, thousands in Europe to. adopt a philoso ph'ical" 'attitude towards "tre wholesale loss 'f treasures which are irreplaceable. .In England it is, a common, subj?ct for debate as to whether. it is' better. o .re move to' safety, if possible, the valuable thihgs.' that :rmean so- much to 'their owners, or, whether it is' better to risk them 'in the raids and spenid at least a little while' longer with them about you. The..probiem is .,one .which concerris not only the lucky possessors of great art collections;:manuecripts, or other rare and beautiful things. Everyone has a few household goods which 'he would not like tQ' lose. The poor of London, boibbed out of their East End slums; have' lost the. li'ttle personal possessions in Which they took so...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
HOLLYWOOD claims Jean Phillips, lIopalong Cassidy's new leading lady, as one of the loveliest and most un spoilt youngsters in the film city. Jean was spotted by a Paramount .talent scout when she won a beauty contest in Culver City, Californiia.
CHILDREN'S HOLIDAYS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
CHILDIRVN'S HOLIDAYS Sydney, Tuesday. - Combining Christmas holidays with possible evacuation, hundreds of children have been sent by rail front Sydney to the country. Evacuation of hospital patients from coastal cities will cont tience to-day. Accommnod.ation for a hundred thousand Sydney children has to be found in coutttry areas.
PETROL CHEATS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
PETROL CHEATS Sydney, Tuesday.-Front to-night police will begin oni petrol cheats. Business licencees using cars for Ipleasure, inclutding travelling between home and w\ork, will lose their licences while they are revised, They imay e phrosecutetd as well. '7
Airman Killed Near Point Cook [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
Point- Cook Melbourne, Tuesday. - Leading Aircraftman Charles Willott Floyd (2o); wvas killed late on Sunday nfight when his plane crashed three-quarters of a mile from the R.A.A.F. station H.Q. at Point Cook. He was a former cimployee of St. Kilda Council. Floyd was flying solo, and was seen to reach a height of 500oo ft. His plane then lost height in a shallow dive, )pulled out, and then crashed to the grounid.
FEW AUSTRALIANS REMAIN IN JAPAN Legation Staff Safeguarded By International Agreement [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
FEW AUSTRALIANS REMAIN IN JAPAN Legation Staff Safeguarded By IInternatiOnal Agreement The Department of External Affairs knows of no Australians in Japn other thain the staff of the Legation 'in Tokio, states a report froii Carlberra. There inay be Australiais in Japan, it was stated,.but no reports from the Legatioti have so far been received.' The staff of tlie, Legation in Takio consists 'of Mr. F. K. Offider, Charige d'Affaires; Mi-. Patrick Shavr, thiid secretary; Messrs. H. Kuskie ati'd T. W. Eck:erley; IAi wuage. fficers; Miss M. Campbell, typist, ,aiid two othlr oflicers employed iin tempora-ry or pArt-time capacities. It wag expjlained tliat.unider inter itatidnal agreetmeits. diiplomdatic b'ofil cials ard1 tlieir staffs, were iiimnune from search aild reitraitit, even after. war had been declared, until arrange ments hAil beeii thade to give them safe conduct to a suitable destinationl, usuallv the hdAi-est i'eutral countiy., Atstralia would honor these pro visions, as si...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
WVlt tanks, planes, and transports in position on high land in Libya, the British Command was able to take advantage of a cloudburst which bogged the Germans in the low-lying country. Soldiers are seen placing stones in spots likely to bog military trucks.-Department of Information photo.
Simultaneous Awards For Australian [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 December 1941
Sitmultaneous Aiwards For Australian 1Melbourne, Wednesday. -- Flight Lieut. Clive Robertson Caldwell, of Sydney, who is serving with an R.A.A.F. squadron in Libya, has been awarded the D.F.C. and bar for out staniding bravery. He won his D.F.C. for consistent brilliant work in various theatres of war in the Middle East, while his bar originates fiom air battles in the present Libyan canipaign,