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HEAVY JAP AIR LOSSES Allied Planes Co-operate Well [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 1 January 1942
HEAVY JAP AIR LOSSES Allied Planes Co-operate - Well LONDON, .Tuesday.-A mes sage from New Delhi says that at least xo Japanese bombers and io fighters were destroyed in last Thursday's raid on Ran goon, while four other -ma chines probably; did not reach their base. A large number of planes carried out the raid, but little damage was done. Spectacular dlogfights over Burma cost Japan 42 planes last week in the heaviest air battles in this area so far. Japanese air armadas attacking the Burma road and British airfields en countered strong British and Aimeri can formations almost daily. New York report' state tliat Brit ish, Australian, American and New Zealand aviators, who' were for the first time engaged in a common air battle at Rangoon this week, badly beat the Japanese fighters and bont bers raiding that city. It is believed that the Japan ese lost i1, and ,possibly I3, bombers, compared with the loss of two American fighters. The Allied pilots were elated at the fact that they...
Brilliant Norway Raid EIGHT ENEMY SHIPS DESTROYED [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 1 January 1942
Brilliait Ndrway Raid EIGHT ENEMY"-SHIPS"'DESTROYEDI LONDON, Tuesday.--A joint'coinmunique, issued' yesterday by the. Admiiralty, Wai Office and; Air .Ministry: gives, com'plete details:of. the brilliant raid; on' islands, off the Norwegian coast on Saiturday by 'commandosi, naval and airi forces. The following details have beeii received from the combined opera tions head'ituarters about 6 the' smiiall raid directed: mainly, against enemy shipptig :anclho.red of ',laagso-lsland, latitude 6o degrees, north, off the ,Norw.egian coast,, Light fprsr es- of the; Home -, Fleet arrived off Vaagso, Island just .bforebi daylight-8.3o am.~ and ;under, -the cover; of';,a : smitokescreen, militaryi forces,. cnsisting;-of cornmianitln s and. some :Norwegian' troops, • landeqd jo. tminutes, later: in? naval, assault land itig craft. . Batteries Silenced Rear-Admiral H. M,. Buirou't: l cobtntalnded the" naval :fo6rces. ahd: Brigadier i J:" C. I aydon3 cominianded the.nrtilitary, f6rces.' .Goastal...
MR. EDEN VISITS RUSSIAN FRONT RUSSIAN SUCCESS Armies On Threshold Of Vital Gains [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 1 January 1942
MREDEN VISITS RUSSIAN FRON RUSSIAN SUCCESS Armies' On ThIresihold Of Vital Gains A special correspondent of The Times in Moscow sums up the position on .the eastern.front in a reserved but heartening dis patch. "The Russian forces now stand on the threshold of im portant gains and fighting during the next fortnight may well de cide the future cuiirse of this winter's' campaigning,'" he writes. * If the Russians can achieve the objectives to which they now seem (determinedly to be hanging, he says, the Germans will find it difficult to persuade even the most gullible that their withdrawals are orderly and that the war has become static. The movements of which it is pos sible to trace the outlines are: Leningrad-Soviet.' troops. can see their way to clearing, the Germans out of all the aieas east of the River Volkhov. Nazi. losses, are already heavy in. this sector, and promise to be much heavier if the pocket in which they are' is completely closed by. Russian action to the north of ...
ACKNOWLEDGMENT [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 1 January 1942
ACKNOWLEDGMENT Army News thanks the follow- ing for supplying material and granting permission to publish various news items, pictures and features:— The Australian Associated &nbsp; Press, for Australian and over- seas news. Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, Sydney, for news- pictures, joke cartoons, other &nbsp; illustrations. The Sun News-Pictorial, Mel- bourne, for "Bluey, and Curley," and news pictures. Daily Mirror, Sydney, for &nbsp; &nbsp; photos and short story illustra- tions. The Advertiser and The News, &nbsp; Adelaide, for last-minute news &nbsp; and pictures. &nbsp; The Yaffa Syndicate, Sydney, for the crossword puzzle. Mr. Frank Clune, for the serial story. &nbsp; Mr. Alan Foley for short stories. For all interstate sporting re- sults and details:— Daily Telegraph and Sun- day Telegraph, Sydney; The Herald, Melbourne; The Courier- &nbsp; &nbsp; Mail and Sunday Mail, Bris- bane; The New...
Keen Soccer Contests [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 1 January 1942
Keen SoccerfConitests The Christmas Soccer Carnival, which was 'also 'coidttcted last Sunti day, -was contested by 'four teams, namely, Fire Comnfhind, Riglit .See tion, Left, Section, and -Employed. Fire Command. played -Employed in thle fist iatcli, iid' the game coni tiienced with both teanms"fairl, 'evenly matched. 'No scoring was registered until' the last ten minutes of the game, Wihen superior conditiontallowedl Fire Command to gain'three easy goals. The scorers for the winners: Thomas, two goals; Taylor, one goal. The second game, between Right Section and. Left Section, proved to be'a highliglihtf the carnival. After fifteent?tinutes" play' Archibold-Left Section-placed a'brilliant 'shot under the crossbar. The pressure was now don and 'flotni the kick-off 'Riglit Sec tion aittacked 'fiercely and an all-in scrimniage iii 'front of thie goal re suilted 'in Janes--Right 'Section scoring a 'liaid euirned goal. The pace was now a welter tiill "botli teams. were feeling tlie str...
DAYLIGHT SAVING AS FROM TODAY [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 1 January 1942
V----- V- DAY l.G HTS , ISANG AS FROM.ITO, DAY. Governmecnt regulation, as an nounced last week, made it compul sory for all- persons int Australia to put. back their clocks one lhoir, as from 2 a.m. this. morning. This meant thit actually there was no 2 aim. in, A'ustralia to-day, it automatically became 3 a.m.-' .In certain munition -factories this change-over caused a dlifference in the working hours of those on night duty. The matter of ,overtime in wages involved is being discussed by the Government.
ALL ABOARD FOR SINGAPORE INSTALMENT No. 19 [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 1 January 1942
ALL ABOARD FOR SINGAPORE By FRANK CLUNE &nbsp; THE STORY SO FAR Our serial story is now taking us right into the heart of Malaya, where, at the present moment, the Japanese forces are increasing &nbsp; their pressure in their southward drive, and the Allied forces are fighting back. In previous issues Frank Clune told us of the early part of his 10,000 mile flight from Sydney to Singapore and back by flying- boat. Last Sunday he told us of his visit to a R.A.A.F. station at Singapore, and from there he decided to have a look around Malaya. We left the author at Port Swettenham, at the mouth of the Klang River, in Selangor &nbsp; State. Now read on. . . . INSTALMENT No. 19 Ashore at Port Swettenham I visited the native town of Klang. Here the Sultan of Selangor's palace crowns a hill- top overlooking the padi fields and a vil- lage built New Guinea fashion on stilts, with a thatched roof. The palace was guarded by Punjabi soldiers in khaki, tall bronzed men wi...
FADDEN SAYS NATIONAL GOVT. IS IMPERATIVE [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 1 January 1942
FADDEN SAYS NATIONAL COVT. IS IMPERATIVE BRISBANE, Tuesday.-"Aus tralia must have a National Gov ernmenti" said the ,Leader of the Federal Opposition (Mr. Fadden), in a vigorous state ment made here yesterday. "If we are going into this Pacific war with all, courage, all endeavor, and every ounce of national will to victory, then the Prime Minister must not hesitate a clay longer," he said. "No one party can possibly do what has .to'be done. "No .one party can speak for a united Australia. . "No one party, with full knowlgdge•e of the national calamity of failure, can have thle naked effrontery to ac cept responsibility for it. ".No one party, realisitig.what a full' blooded effort 'i'requiredl for victory,. can.say that~it can act alone. "I say.-.that as Leader of the SFederal -Opposition, as a member of the Advisory WarlCouncil, and as a former"iPrime Minister and. Deputy Prime Minister. I would say it, were I :'Prime Minister to-day, ahid I belieyve that the people of 'Australia ...
Waterside Workers For Darwin [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 1 January 1942
VatersidejWorkers 'For.Darwin MELBOURNE, Saturday. -Forty-four waterside workers left Brisbane by plane to-day: for Darwin, it:was revealed by Mr..Ward (Minister for Labor), -:This is the first of the.lot of 8oo men required by the Fed eral 'Government to improve shipping facilities in Darwin. This announcement .was -made by the A.B.C. .to-night.
AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION DIRECTOR APPOINTED Mr Essington Lewis and Committee Replace Present Commission [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 1 January 1942
AIRCRAFT PRO'DU CTI OIN DIRECTOR APPOINTED Mr Essington Lewis and. Committee. Replace Present Commission MELBOURNE, Wednesday.-The appointment of Mr. Essington Lewis, Director-General of Munitions, as Director-General of Air craft Production, and the establishment of an Aircraft Production Co-ordinating C6mmittee, which will take. over most major func tions of the present Aircraft Production Commission, will be announced within the next few days. .These moves indicate the .Govern nment's determination to treat air craft production as a priority mat ter, as well as its dissatisfaction with the results achieved by thle Aircraft Production Commission. during what, on the standards of total war,' is already a long existence. Mr. Essington. Lewis, while acting as Director-General of Aircraft Pro ductioii, will remain Director-General of Muniitions, and will be' invested possibly . by special naitional security iegulations with most extensive powers to ensure that materials will be availa...
ELLIOTT POINT Pars of Interest [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 1 January 1942
And Sport By. Your Own Correspondents .ELLIOTT POINT Pars of Interest ' We .can't reniember .anyone wisli iing usia .Merry Xhnas, bitt the boys dcertainly made it that way. The ?war was .won several times during the "ilast few. days with a different person in charge each time. A,".After a'recent exhibition iby a cer .tari gunfner, he trow 'aiswers to the niaine of, 'Pass" Out." .," Certain personniel in the section are Siniagining themselves as ::Hollyvwood stars since the. photogralpher visited our campiii. Good on you, "Po" iand "Colin." We' . wish 'to. report the foundlation. - of a" >neiv icompany` in "Darwini 'Viz:,: T'he Elliott -Point Totirist Btiureatt 'anld Reiovialist Co: 'They guariiteo .to0 shift :arid erect'"camiips in oine 'clay; size anid distanice no', dbject. -Fees very. ioitderate.t For furtlher itnfoima ,tion, ;co'n'tact .Bdir: Steri'anii'and liis assistaint,; Gungai Din.''" .Nicknames:: are ' definitely 'right lately;I as hie. "Ox' 'whlk'ed tlihrough' a .barbe...
MASS PRODUCTION OF BOMB-PROOF SHELTERS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 1 January 1942
MASS PRODUICTION OF BOMB- PROOF SHELTERS Canberra, Wednesday.-A Can berra resident claims to have in vented a reinforced concrete air raid shelter, capable of withstand ing a direct hit by a' small -or medium sized bomb. Shelters, with interior measure ments of' o feet ,by 8" feet, lie says, could be mass p?d(lucedl for £130o each., The inventor is Mr. A. G. Butcher, an officer of the DelPartment of the Interior, He said the shelter, has hollow' walls each 6 inches thick, with shock absorbing filling, a foot thick -roof, conical, and constructed in the samine liThe filling Is:secret- anil acts as a cushion against explosives, splinters, or bonib blasts, Mr. Butcher :will offer the 'invention to the" Home Security -Minister (Mr. Lazzarini) next ' week, . .. . . .. ..
INTERSTATE NEWS IN BRIEF CONVICT RECAPTURED [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 1 January 1942
INTERSTATE NEWS IN BRIEFI REMOVAL DIFFICULTIES. Sydney.-Pcople who wish to leave tlhecity are finding it difficult to get their furniture moved. In the past three weeks the chief removalists have had all their available storage capacity filled and have sent scouts round the city and suburbs seeking suitable premises. Shortages of fuel andl laborlhave resulted in scores of removal orders being refused by carriers. CHORUS STRIKE Sydney, Monday.-Tlie strike of the chorus of the Gilbert and Sulli van opera, "The Gondoliers," at the Theatre Royal, has been settled. The chorus which comprised 23,girls and 16 men agreed to appear at the show to-night on the understanding 'that their' case would be heard by the Commonwealth Arbitration Court in .M\elbodrne on Wednesday. UNUSUAL REQUEST Perth.-The mother of h 15-year old boy .who had escaped from an institution, sent a. message to the Perth . Chillren's .Court : that she wanted her son sent to the Fre mantle 'Gaol. The. magistrate :sent him ...
Australian Private Commands A.I.F. Xmas Day Parade [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 1 January 1942
Australian Private Commands A.I.F. Xmas Day Parade (By Kenneth Slessor, Official War Correspondent with the A.I.F.) Cairo, Monday. -- Pte. Bill Hendry, of Ballarat, took charge of the Christmas parade at A.I.F. headquarters last Thursday. At his command two gen- erals, six brigadiers, numerous, colonels, and other officers, and more than 5oo Australians of all ranks sprang to attention and marched in to dinner. All ranks were mixed at the tables. Colonels sat beside cor- porals and brigadiers passed the butter to privates. The G.O.C. (Gen. Sir Thomas Blamey) read messages from the Gover- nor-General (Lord Gowrie), the Prime Minister (Mr. Curtin), and the Army Minister (Mr. Forde).
MOOREFIELD (Sydney) [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
MOOREFIELD (Sydney) TOTE (51-) RACE PLACED HORSES, RIDERS S.P. WIN PLACE £ s. d. £ s. d. 3 & 4-YEAR-OLD CACIQUE, 8.5 (Bartle) 7-2 1 7 9 8 6 HANDICAP PHlmsol, 9.5 (Munro) 7-4 .- 6 9 (1 mile) Joseleta, 7.9 (Knox) 14-1 - 1 6 0 JUVENILE TUCKIAR, 7.10 (Coote) 2-1 11 6 - HANDICAP (5 fur.) Totor. 7.10 (Hickey) 6-4 (colts and geldings) Bardia, 8.5 (Roberts) 9-4 - - JUVENILE HUGETTE, 7.7 (Podmore) 33-1 10 9 3 1'18 6 HANDICAP (5 fur.) Covenant, 8.0 (Knox) 8-1 - 15 0 (Fillies) Operetta, 8.10 (McMenamin) ,_ 7-1 - 9 6 PETER MOORE PANURGE, 7.0 (Wilson) 10-1 3 14 6 19 3 CUP Rylstone, 8.12 (McMenamin) 7-2 - 6 6 (1 mile) Petruchio, 8.10 (Knox) 4-1 - 8 9 MOOREFIELD ARISTOCRAT, 8.3 (Cook) 9-2 1 6 0 8 0 HANDICAP Angus, 7.0 (Terrill) 5-1 - 12 9 (1% miles) Beau Frere, 7.9 (Thompson) 9-2 - 9 0 FLYING FRECKLES, 10.5 (Thompson) 2-1 16 3 7 6 WELTER Diadem, 8.8 (Podmore) 10-1 - 1 3 3 (1st dlv.) (6 furs.) Meneen, 8.6 (McMenamin) 10-1 11 9 FLYING BELLE ROSE, 8.7 (McMenamin) 10-1 3 10 0 17 0 WELTER Aren'...
MENTONE (Melbourne) [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
MENTONE (Melbourne) STOTE (5/-) RACE PLACED RORSES, RIDERS S.P. WIN PLACE £ s.d. d. s. d. BANYAN TURNCOAT, 9.9 (Foll) 2-1 16 0 7 0 HURDLE Windjammer, 9.10 (Meenan) 4-1 - 8 6 (2 miles) Beralli, 9.6 (Johnson) 33-1 -- £2 8 6: SEAFIELD GRAND LEGEND, 8.9 (Purtell) 5-1 1 10 0 9 0 HANDICAP Cornfleld, 8.6 (Badger) 7-4 - 7 6 (5 furs.) Busybody, 7.5 (Smith) 5-2 - 7 6 GLENBERVIE REG, 8.11 (Hartney) 4-1 1' 6 6 9 0 HANDICAP Happy Go Lucky, 6.9 (Finger) 20-1 - 1 11 6 (1 mile) Phratry, 7.6 (Preston) 20-1 - 2 0 ,0 CUMBERLAND PRAIRIEDALE, 8.4 (Mornement) 3-1"" 19 6 7 0 HANDICAP Rippling Avon, 7.6 (Purtell) .9-2 - 9 6 (1/ miles) Pannade, 8.13 (Hartney) 6-1 - 12 6 COBURG BLUEBEARD, 9.0 (Badger) 3-1 166 - 7 0 WELTER Radama, 7.9 (Morris) 8-1 -- 5 6 (1 mile) Retunha, 8.8 (Purtell) 7-2 - 7 * DUNALISTER EL REO, 7.2 (Newton) 9-2 1 5 0 8 0 HANDICAP Spain, 7.2 (Gilmore) 5-1. - 12 0 (1st div.) (6 furs.) Citadel, 7.4 (Unkovitch) 10-1 - , 17 6 DUNALISTER OPERATIC, 8.11 (Creighton) 3-1 18 0 8 0 HANDICAP Vale, 7.8...
SATURDAY TROTS IN MELBOURNE LIKELY [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
SATURDAY TROTS IN MELBOURNE LIKELY MELBOURNE, Friday.-If Vic torian Cabinet decides there is to be no racing except on Saturdays and p ublic holidays, it is likely galloping and trotting meetings will clash in :Melbourne. The Victorian Trotting and Racing :Association conducts its meetings on SMondays. The ban on midweek racing would s.top this. "We are anxious to see that trot ting does not die out in Victoria,' s?aid the secretary of the V.T.R.A. ,('Sir Gilebrt Dyett), yesterday. Trotting meetings are not well at Stended in Melbourne. The change to VSaturday may benefit the game. "V-.•
HERDED IN PRISON CAMP [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 4 January 1942
.HERDED EIN PRISON, CAMP 'LONDON.-One tliousand British i "prisoners at Benghazi ''were- herded into a 'camp made- for'ioo men. " The camp had. no water, and no sanitary arrangements. The .prisoners' wer.e rescued when .' the Allied forces recaptured Benghazi .1 last' Wednesday. -One. of. the prisoners, a South :African major, said: "The food' was? bad, and there was little of it. "' "I .told-:the Italian authorities ithat it wasfoolish- to ill-.treat ..the pris oihers, :When they-held so few British compared with ..the thousands of 'Italians w.e had captured. "After "that -rations w.ere doubled, but even then they were small." -v
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