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Two Brains Drive Japan's Lash-out [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
1 ra,ý K+ r Ir S t It looks as if two men are directing 'Japan's 'Pacific attack. You haven't heard much about them 'lately. -They put their stooges into the'lime-lit talking jobs, while they, quietly planned war. They are Gengral-Nishio and Ad miral Suetsugu. :Naval tactics, especially, point to Suetsgugu.: He is the JapaneSe Admiral who, 'while his colleagues were still dis cdussing defensive strategy, suggese "tid that Japan's best tactics ini the Pacific would. be. to open with a :smashing attack before Britain and America had time to gather their forces for action. , Suetsugu is the brains behind Japan's submarine fleet. He argued 'for. big, long-range shbmarines that could be right out off American and British bases when war started. Look at the' careers, the inside stories : of this admiral and this general,: and you'll get" a very fair idea of behind-tile-scenes strategy. Take Nishio first. Refused to'Talk NISHIO' is a' tall man for a' Jap anese, big-jawied; big-muscled, cru...
ENEMY ON NEW LINE IN LIBYA [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
ENEMY ON NEW LINE' IN LIBYA Desperate fighting has been: in progress' fori 48- hours on.: the Mersa Brega area (on the coast .. of the gulf of-Sirte,'3o miles-from El Agheila).. -Mersa Brega.-is ideal for defence, and-the..Ger -,man resistance :is - delaying ;the. British columns. The British columns. in the 'Marada area.. are -sweeping-,forward despite strenuous German resistance. Road Still Held - Gen.eralf Rommell 'still" holds =the road from El Agheila to 'Maradci. Imperial mobile units advancing along the.'Gulf "of Sirte; are encoun tering stiffer oppositionI ' The isolated Axis garrison at Hal-. faya (-Hell-fire'- Pass),'.,are being in cessantly:! lonibarded ,from the air and by.- artillery. Free French bom bers have joined. in the attack. The ISouth 'African 'Broadcasting Commission's observer at Solium describes "the complexions -of the prisoners' lhe saw climbing' the- stiff cliffs at the end of the. town, ,as greenislih-grey. Malta Bombings The enemy's -ceaseless onslaught...
PROGRESS OF PACIFIC WAR CONCERNS AUSTRALIA STATES MELBOURNE HERALD Darwin Of Vital Importance Must Be Held At All Costs [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
PROGRESS: OF PACIFIC WAR CONCERNS AUSTRALIA STATES' MELBOURNE HERALD. Darwin Of Vital Importance Must Bei Held At All Costs "Australia is particularly concerned that there be no,-further pro, -... crastination-in estimating.the Pacific danger in its real light, and in taking ..effective. cognisance of the. Japanese .. menace as .is being .'"taken of. the. Nazis,", stated the Melbourne Herald in a leading :- article last week. S As- the -Japanese- rumble-southward-in- -Malaya, and -the great sea bastion of, Singapore is threatened by the invading marauders, :-Australians everywhere are becoming acutely aware of tl e dangers :that threaten their security iand their. democratic way of life. ;1?I"FrT¥om thewvery day on which war ,,was declared; ,Australians; have given fully and freely to Britain's stupen dous fight in Europe. Now a new enemy, atrd a? strong, and -prepared enemy,. is ".knocking. at our gates in the south-western Pacific. S Threat to ,Australia The Japanese threaten tour...
RUSSIANS DRIVE GERMANS BACK FURTHER STILL [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
R.U 8SIAN S. .DRIVE GERMANS .-BACK. FURTHER STILL LONDON, Saturday. --.The 'Russians continue their, advance" in various sectors, :from the Mos -cow area to the Crimea. They are almost within shelling range of Kharkov and Kursk, :while Byelgorod (5o miles north .east of Kharkov), also appears,to be already: in the. fighting zone of Marshal Timoskenko's vanguard,.. which is pressing westward to cut the, railway between' Kursk and Kharkov. The latest official communique de -clares that the Russians. are break .ing the resistance Oof the enemy. Several more inhabitat'ed' areas have been occupied, and 'German 'cotint.cr attacks have been overwhelhningly' defeated. The Russianis are making .a new . drive towards Kalinin, the important railway centre, 175 miles -north west ---of Moscow. In a bold attack near the city. another inhabitated area was recaptured, and 30.oo Germans were .killed. : German :Garrison .Wiped fOut Russian guerillas, operating behind -the Gernman lines at Kaliniti'ki...
WEEKLY WAR DIARY NETHERLANDS EAST INDIES [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
WEEKLY WAR DIARY NETHERLANDS' EAST INDIES . : On Monday, January 16, the Jap anese landed on the island of Tara kan, off the north-west coast of IDutchl Borneo, and at Minahassa, the niorthern province of the island of She Celebds. Amboina, south of the Celebes, was. bombed on, Tuesday (January II).. The fall of Tarakan was announced on Thursday and Japanese Naval forces moved south to attack Balik Papan. .Dutch troops launched a counter ittack on Japanese positions from Sarawvak (British Borneo). There are no more details of the ..fighting in the Celebes, tbut Batavia radio.said that the Dutch garrison is holding its own, • In .. Friday's raid on Amboina (sycQoud strongest Dutch Naval base) tlie Japanese used 26 bombers pro tected by 12 fighters. Medan was .'ils? 6 ?aided. M , ALAYANI. FRONT... :LIt V as officially admitted on Tues day (January 13) 'that. Kuala • Lunm ;pur had fallen, 'but,,the communique ave' little information until Friday (Janiiuary, 16), when it was announced h...
PEOPLE AT HOME RALLY FOR BIG EFFORT [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
PEOPLE AT HOME RALLY FOR. BI. .EFFORT MELBOURNE, Saturday. - As.-the Japanese threat, in the south-western Pacific becomes more and more acute, Austra lia is going to war to a man. The War Cabinet, Boy Scout .*groups and the. people of. Austra ..lia are. allying.,all their, resources . to put forward a gigantic war effort;. which. will, .with the .help of our allies, expel .the Japan ese from?nAhe Southern Seas. It,.was announced that.'.the War' Cabinet is considering the call-up iof 15,00ooo to 20,000 friendly aliens to 'form a `great labor army. Last. Tuesday. the Army Inventions Cionferien e.:.went: to workl..to.inv.esti gate~ the best~:possible miea'ns- of: draw iing :outt the!.-inventive . genius: of Aus Stralians .aind to briing the Army into the; closest. possible, touch ,wvith the latest, /scientific:::thouglt -and .tech nique. .,,.Tenders worth more .than·4l3oo,ooo were ,let. for work on"' RA;A.F. sta ttions during..one wcck. in December. Sboy Scoutslhave been, hardc at wor...
Film Reviews [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
Film Reviews The age-old triangle of.a man. and two women finds novel treatment in "Woman, Against Woman," screen ing .at the Darwin Theatre on Mon day 'and Tuesday. Herbert Mar shall, Virginia Bruce and Mary Astbr are featured. On the same pro gramme is Will Hay's new picture, "HEY! Heyvl U.S.A." "Society Snmugglers,"' with Preston Foster and Irene Harvey, will head the bill on WednVcisda and Thursday. . The supplorting attraction is "Sunset Trail," starring William Boyd. Vestey's--to-night: Warren Wil lianm in '!The Lone Wolf Meets a Lady." "Under Cover, Doctor," with Lloyd Nolan and Heather Angel plus Selected Talkie Shorts will be screncd at. Larrakevah, Monday; Winnellie, Tuesday; Nightcliffs, WVednesclav; Noonamah, Thurttsday, v
NEWS SERVICE OF WAR FOR U.S. [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
NEWSE SERVICE OFD WAR: FOR- U.Si NEW YORK; Thursday. - The W\ashington correspondeit of the New York Times" says Pr-eside?it Roosevelt will establish a govern fiental. war. information service for disseminating news and "sustaining the nation's morale." The correspori dent adds that, the"Presidenit does not desire an "information dictator," but prefers "'someone td call the signals for the various agencies now doing the job." He insists,. however, that the vast un-co-ordifiated mass of defence in fdrmation emanating from .the Gov ernment must receive more direction.
MALAYA [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
MALAYA There is no fresh news of Japanese- Australian, fighting. British, Australian and Nether- lands planes have been constantly bomhing enemy supply lines and con- centrations of ships and barges. At Malacca, a number of small enemy ships were machine-gunned, and on the Muar River barges were smashed. Japanese casualties were heavy. R.A.A.F. Attack Japs. One young Australian pilot de- scribes how the R.A.A.F. attacked 1,ooo vehicles on a road south of Kuala Lumpur. "We dived right into the middle of them," he said, "they couldn't get off the road quick enough." A British United Press Association correspotndent, visiting Australian ad- vanced headquarters, said that he was talking to a Major, when the drone of planes was heard. Everyone took shelter in the nearby slit &nbsp; trenches. &nbsp; Bombers appeared, accompanied by &nbsp; fighters, but they were British planes. "The Australians danced and shouted with joy," said the correspondent. Increased Allied ...
BOY INVENTS PROTECTION FOR GUNNERS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
BOY INVENTS PROTECTION FOR GUNNERS ADELAIDE, Saturday.-A de vice designed'to protect machine gunners in action has :been in vented by 'a 'z3-year-old school- ' .bovy. John Campbell, of Eden Hills.: ' He sublmited the invention'to the B]ase Commandant (Brigadier 'H.' C. lBuildock) and the secretary of the' War Inventions Board (Captain G. A. Pa;ul). at 'Keswick' Barracks this: week 'i The invention is a shelter placed. on an armored car which would: rtui jt to the required position and drop. it. . The shelter,'which is'4 ft. by 4 ft. 1w 3ft., has been designed to. protect a gunner as soon as he leaves 'the, car. The front has a firing aperture an(l swivel to manoeuvre the gun. The authorities said on Thursday that the details of the device, as" in the: case of all .inveitions submitted to the army, would be referred to thr \Var Inventions Board for investiga. tion. '
More legs for Bader SQUADRON LEADER Douglas Bader of the R.A.F., has sent an urgent request to London, through the Red Cross, for another pair of tin legs to be dropped on his Nazi prison camp. [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
More leg a for Bad e SQUADRON LEADER , Douglas Baderof the SRA.F., ,has sent an uirg' -ent-request to ...London, -- through ,the Red: Cross, . , for another pair of tin legs to be,;dropped on his Nazi prison camp. .He Hmust hav e: earned the goodwi . of his captors againi. Becaise; after,.,a previous occasioi on .whicli the R.A. F. dropped hi?hi ' tin ?:.leg, - Bader .-escap'ed .from' th-. Nazis.' I: t-took :tlien four:.days .to find lhimn. Tli en they, tlireatened;.to take a?'avayy his tin legs every night. Now -Bader -says: he's .getting fat through lack of exercise; so eih wants' a stouter pair of legs. :3ader, shot. down 22 Germah planes before he had to bail out over occu pied Irance, when his Spitfire col lided : with a Messerschrtiitt I :last August. •x" " When ,he landed, one of ,his;legs. ,was -bent boeond repair. ,, T.he -Germans promised 'immunitv. to -the *British -flier iho. would come across and drop anpther. Bader's squadron replied ;that it would come across all righ...
Defending the Indies If Japan attempts to invade the Netherlands East Indies she will find them ready. [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
Defending the Indies (By a special correspondent of the New. York newspaper, P.M.) If Japan attempts to invade the Netherlands East Indies she will find them ready. The Indies have long uhad their own- Army, Navy, and- Air Force, distinct from the forces in Holland before the Nazi invasion. They -are not large for a group of islands peopled-. by 70,ooo,o000o, but are sub stantial for a colonial area. The keystone of these. defences is the Netherlanids Indies Air. Force, with a strength of at least 350 planes, and perhaps as many as 600. A fel\ of them are Gerrian,. particularly some Dornier flying-boats. But most of them are Dutch and American-Koolhoven and Fokker fighters, capable of more than 300 miles an hour each, and therefore the clear superior'fighters which are the only pursuit craft ..the Japanese can bring to bear on the Indies; and Curtiss P-36 type American fighters, which are; also- 3oo-m.p.h.-plus ships. THE Indies Air Force is not primarily made up of fighters, how ev...
NEPEAN TO RELIEVE WATER SHORTAGE [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
NEPEAN TO RELIEVE WATER SHORTAGE SYDN EY, Thursday.-The Sydney Water Boardd decided 'to-day to-aug ment the city's water supply by a supply from the Nepean River, near Penrith. Alarmed by the acute shortage of water the B3oard's engineers will examine" many other schemes .for obtaining more water. As- the .Nepean River scheme will cost £273,0ooo0, it .was decided to ask fhe Loan Council for permission to borrow the money. £3ooo in Fines Sydney, Fri(lay.-A number of. people were fined - at the Campsic Court yesterday for breaches of the water restrictions. Fines imposed ranged from £2 to £5. Mr. W. N. Clark, legal officer for the Water Board, stated that fines amounting to £3ooo had, been imposed on 12oo persons in Sydney for in fringement of water restrictions since these were introduced in September; 1940. The consumption of water in Sydney :yesterday - was 72,500,000 gallons, or 22,500,000 "more than the nmaximum consumption aimed at by the board, It is officially stated that at t...
DARBY MUNRO RIDES WELL AT RANDWICK [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
JJDARB Y MUNRO RIDES WELL .A T RAND WICK SYDNEY Saturday.-Austra lia's ace jockey, Darby Munro, has ridden eleven more winners at Randwick than his closest rival since the present season :,commenced on August i. Munro has ,brought home 23 win ners at headlquarters and 18 on other courses, a total of 41, a remarkal)le performance considering that he does not ride below 8.5. "Randwick is the place to ride wiinners," said Munro, who has a Darby Munro ..huge band of admirers who follow him through thick and thin. Munro will have several choice } `mounts at 'the Challenge-Annivers i:iary fixture, and he is nearly certain i:;ito add to his tally. ,:.:Next to him, as far as Randwick ;is concerned, is W. Cook, who has won 42 races in all, but only'I2 at .the principal track. J. Thompson is next best at Rand wick with to wins and a dead-heat fdr first; and 26 on other courses. E.` McMenamin, who spent some time out of the saddle has registered gi9victories at Randwick and xI on other tracks....
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Army, News expresses its5 thanks to the following for sup plying material and granting per mission to.- publish various news items, pictures and features: . The Australian Associated Press, for Australian and over seas news. Daily` ieiegraph and Sunday Telegraph, Sydney, for .news pictures, joke, cartoons, Brodie . Mack drawings, other illustrations and the Sunday color .comic. The Sun News-Pictorial, Mel bourne, for "Bluey and Curley." The Herald, Melbourne, for all late sport stories, Daily Mirror, Sydney, for photos and short story illustrations. The Advertiser, Adelaide, for last-minute news and pictures. The Department of Information, for news-items and casualty lists. I The Ynffa Syndicate, Sydney,' 'for the Sunday comic, crossword puzzle, Hellinger Short Story, etc. Alan Foley Pty. Ltd., for short stories. . For all interstate sporting re suits and details: Daily. Telegraph and -Sunday Telegraph, Sydney; The Herald, Melbourne; The 'Courier-Mail and Sunday Mail...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
AUSTRALIA'S BEST SJON ESS CO. (SYDNE P TD. H, JONES & CO. (SYDNEY) PTY. LTD. Trained Men are Indispensable That's why I.C.S. Students set the good jobs end hold them ! 'IC S 140 ELIZABETH STREET, loCS* 9 SYDNEY. Sirs,-Please send free prospectus showing how I can succeed in the occupation I have marked X. Accountancy-Secretarial (all Inst. Ex.) Bookkeeping-General. Store, Station. Salesmanship-Gen.- Speciality, Retail. Psychology and Personality in Business. Advertising-Retail, Mail-Ord., Agency. Window Disp.-Show Card, Shop Tckta. Illustrating-Newspaper, Fash., Poster. Free Lance Jour'ism-Short Story Writ. Matriculation-Leaving-Inter.-Pub. Serv. Gen. Education-Bus. and Sales Letters. Police Entr. Exam., Nurses Entr. Exam. Architecture-Structural Concrete. Building Contracting-Air Conditioning. Draftsmanship (Mech. & all branches). Motor Enq.-Mtr. Mech., Mtr. Eaims. Diesel Enq.-Illumin. Engr., Weld. Eng. Internal Comb. and Steam Drivers' Exn. Radio Enq.-Radio Serv., ...
NOEL RYAN LOSES SWIMMING TITLE [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
NOEL RYAN LOSES SWIMMING TITLE SYDNEY, Saturday. - Fifteen year-old Ken Sever, of Singleton (N.S.W.), beat Noel Ryan 'in the 88o yards swimming championship at the Domain baths to-day. Ryan held the title for the -past eight' years. The boy won by, 35 yards in to mmi. 54 sec. Famous coach Harry I-lay proclaims Sever to be a great swimmner and a sensational find. V.-- -
Welfare Hut [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
Welfare Hut The Campaigners for Christ (an organisation of business men in Sydney and Melbourne) will shortly erect a Welfare Hut, in Callum Park, opposite the old Darwin Hotel. Re freshments, reading and writing faci lities, indoor games and movies (16 m.m. films) are included in the pro gramme to be supervised by the Officer in Charge (Mr. F. W. G. Hall). -V
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 18 January 1942
DARWIN MEN ON GUARD. This pic- ture, taken in the Darwin area re- cently, by a special Department of Information photographer, shows one soldier, protected by a mosquito net, sleeping at his post, between guard duties, while his comrade keeps watch.