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MANY LIVES LOST End Of "Cossack" [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
MANY _LIVES LOST End Of "Cossack" Lpndon, Nov. i3.-Survivors who have reached their homes, in Britain, described the sinking of .the. famous destroyer "Cossack." I "There was an explosion followed by:;a'terrific, b.latt. There was no panic. The men waited calmly, but the "Cossack" was sinking- rapidly, and it became a case of:each mnan for himself. Most-of uswent overboard," said one. - It: is believed that 168 officers and ratings, inclildinig tlhe conimander, Captain E. L. Berthon, -D.S.O.; lost their 'lives -when the 'destroyer sank.
ADELAIDE RIVER [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
ADELAIDE RIVER According to our correspondent, Adelaide River experienced a severe tropical storm on Friday afternoon of last week. Torrential rain, driven by a wind of gale force, flattened out tents, and in one instance blew a tree down right across a tent. Fortun ately the occupants were out, and therefore there were no casualties. Mango trees were stripped of half of their burden to the delight of many lovers of this delicious tropi cal fruit. A billiartl:tabile has been installed in the Recrcati6n Hall ant is in great demandl. The cooks are very. popular at the moment as a result of the "puddings de luxe" that have graced recent lentls,
"LIVING IN A FOOL'S PARADISE" General Blamey Attacks War Apathy [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
"-LIVING IN: A FOOL'S PARADISE" General Blarney Attalks War. Apathy. Melbourne, Thursday.-? In the.course of another, bitter attack on Australians' .apathy. .to the war, General Sir Thomas Blarney said, "Australians are living in a fool's paradise. Everything out, here. shows a .spirit of carnival. When. will Australia realise that we are right up against it; that )we must fight or perish ? "I have had a look at the Austra lian way of life, and now I want to get away from it. To speak candidly, it sickens me," said General Blarney. "The falling-off now of reinforce mcnts for the A.I.F. means that in the incyitable campaign next spring, our A.1.F. abroad might not be as effective as it could be. That is a yPry serious thing. Australians seem to be ready to pay for the war, but not ready. to fight. "The men of. the A.I.F. abroad re sent this sort of thing. They do not know how bad it is, but they.:are staggered at the strikes. that take place, and they feel .keenly that fellows who ar...
GIFT TO AIRMAN [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
GFT '.TO- AIVRMAN 'lih ce childri, Bruttce, Patricia andt Brian Storey. of Dover ]Heights, N.S.W., decided to' give 'f12/10/ which they had saved for Christmas shopping to tIhe parents of Flight Lieut,.Keith Truscott (R.A.A.F.) to replace a watch which he ruined when he was shot" down: over the English Channel after destroying, two Messerschniitts. ISergeant E, H. Schirader, a mem-. bIcrv:df';the first R;.A;A.F. 'Figlite Squadron in England, is reported, missiig- as a resilt 'bf: eneiiy a'i0ctioi.
MARRAKAI MUTTERINGS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
MARRAKAI MUTTERINGS Overheard, in the 13.H.Q. Barrack -Room, cxi>ounding his views , on -work, was Gunner 'JGipsy" Harris. it: 11cnt.something like this: "I like work, it fascinates me. I can sit and 6look at it all dlay."? Congrats are extended to Frank Reynolds, who received his third "hook" this week. This ought to aid and abet him in his amorous adven tures. Gunner Lawlor is training for his fight on the 21st. He should be in w.innitlg form :,hy then. If good .wishes mean anything- he will win easily.
War Insurance Scheme Decision By Federal Govt. [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
War Insurance Scheme Decision By-Federal Govt. Canberra, ;November 13. - The Federal Goveirnent has decided, in principle, to introduce a scheme of insurance , against -'teath'. or lers6hal' injury ,due to. enemy activity .in. ,the event..of an extension of tlie. 'ar to the Pacific zone and," in, particular, to meet the possibility of loss df life. or';invalidity3 as-a result of air raids. " Announcing this .to-night,.. Mr. Ciurtin said tliat the Cabinet lhad ;given directions. for. tle I preparati'io of legislation to authorise the sc!heme. ,It would be introduced as early` as Dossible .but .not until. the next Federal session. i Mr. Curtin added . that it . had been' decidedl, to nmake.tio Federal 'in surance provisions foi ' damage to property ..foi. ;the present, but this decision might later be reviewed. The broad principles of the per sonal. insur'ance scheine will be based on the Federal Old Age and Invalid pension scheme. It will provide for regular weekly payments "to civil...
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
WATCHING OVER VLADIVOSTOK is this maching-gunner of. the Russian Aimy: in the. Far East. Men of this army guard Russia's Pacific coast. They are; posted, Iti sPeci?l force 'around 'the port, .BecaUse?,of 'thd.Pf?cifid crisis; the Unted', States has stopped seridirg war materials, tdo Russial;yia.: Vladivostdk~
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
TO DISCOURAGE PARATROOPS these thick, sword-sharp bamboo stakes have been planted deep in the open fields of the Netherlands East Indies as a deterrent to paratroops. The defence preparations for this area have been carried out by the Dutch-on a very large scale in readiness for any attempt at invasion. In the event of war ,in the Pacific-the Netherlands East Indies have .pledged to co-operate with Australia and New Zealand in. all operations.
STEVENS NOT YET RECALLED [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
STEVENS '--,NOT YET -RECALLED Federal Cabinet has not yet de cided to recall Australia's representa tive on the Eastern t.Group Supply :Council (Sir B3crtralii Stevens), former Premier of N.S.W. The Prinie Ministeir (Mr. Curtin), denied 'a newspaper report that this hiad ,been decided. S"All that *Cabinet has decided is what I antiounced-tlhat the.Supply Minister (Mr. Beasley), sh6uld pre pare a report on our representative on the Eastern Group .Supply Coun-, cil," said Mr. Curtin. Rumors circulating ,in Canberra late on Thursday niight, that Sit Ber tranl was to ble recalled, were founid to be groundless. The rumors resulted from a move that was :inade by a small minority groul? in Cabinet to recall Sir Ber tram. (It was overwhelmingly defea ted. During the Budget debate in the House of Representatives, .Mr. Miil cahy ' (Lab.i N.S.W.), urged' review of Sir Bertram Stevens' appointment. There were many public servants whlio could fill the Delhi position tas well as,' if not better, ...
RUSSIAN SUCCESSES Break Through at Leningrad Claimed [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
RUSSIAN SUCCESSES Break Through at SLeningrad Claimed London, Saturday. - Russian communiques claim smashing victories on five sectors of the Eastern front, including a break throligh from besieged Lenin grad. German dispatches only spoke of besieging Kerch, in eastern Crimea, of repulsing a Soviet thrust on an unidentified Moscow sector, and of Luftwaffe" bombing raids. Russian successes were claimed be fore Leningrad, near Kalinin and Tula, on tho Moscow front, in the Donets Biasin, and before Rostov on the • Don. The Russians said that in addition to the break throughi at Leningrad, near Kalinin, loo miles north of Mos cow; 20 villages were recaptured by Red troops. ASSAULT ON ROSTOV At Tula, 1io miles south of the Soviet capital, the Germans were re ported thrown back several miles, and some 5ooo killed and wounded. On the' northern front, the Germans attempted to cross the Don River and were repulsed with the loss of 7000 men. Three German divisions made a new assaulf on Rostov...
STOP PRESS. [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
STOP PRESS. B.B.C. announced early this morn ing that a report received from America stated H.M.S. Nottingham torpedoed and sank in Atlantic. Nottingham was on her maiden voyage, Russell Henry Watson, 48, regarded as greatest middle distance ruhner Australia has produced, died Free masons' Hospital, East Melbourne, yesterday, following operation,
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
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Loss Of Ark Royal By U-Boat Attack [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
Loss -Of Ark Royal By U-Boat Attack The British aircraft carrier Ark Royal (22,000 tons) was torpedoed by a German U-boat in the Mediter ranean on Thursday. She quickly developed a big list to port and sank, but 16oo, of her crew. were taken off with great speed, and landed at Gibraltar. As a result casualties were very few. Thel Ark Royal is the third air craft carrier to be lost by Britain since the war began., The German Radio is silent with reference to the sinking. This is significant owing to the fact that German propaganda had "sunk" her at least three 'tames previously.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
WELCOME TO DUFF COOPER. Mr. Alfred Duff Cooper, British War Cabi net member, on a special mission to the Far East, and Lady Diana Duff. Cooper, are seen listening to a speech of welcome read to them by the Cus toms Minister (Senator Keane) repre senting the Commonwealth Govern ment when, they landed at Mascot aerodrome (Sydney), recently. Mr. Duff Cooper said that it would have been easier to pick the winner of the Melbourne Cup, than guess as to what Would happen in the Pacific.
SPORTING FLASHES FROM EVERYWHERE HENNEBERRY AGREES ON NEW REFEREE Fight Date Changed [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
INiS, Cf I' FLASJ ESE FROM ýiEVER.YWHERE. ON NE W REFEREE Fight Date Changed Fred Henneberry, who previously . objected to Joe Wallis refereeing his fight agaitist Ron; Richards, for` the British Empire Middleweight championship, has agreed to.fight under the. Brisbane referee.(Pat :Hill)., The fight has been put back a week; it will now 'be held on Thursday week, November 27, at. the Sydney. Staditm. Tlhe. Red Cross Prisoners' Appeal Coniinittee who arranged the fight were Worried' on Tlhursday, when it was thotight that Richards would re fuse to fight under Pat Hill, but R.ichards' manager (Jini • Munro) sltted that his man would go througiT :.With the fight. Rejison for the worry was because I-ill gave 'a doubtful decision agaitist Rihclards in his fight in Brisbane last ..Friday . night = against the 'Filipino, ? .Younilg Frisco. In the opinion of one sporting writer Richards won tine of the 12. rounids, blut the referee declared for the Filipino. F ollowing . Henneberry's objec...
Youthful Film Beauty [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
Youthful Film JBeauty TOAST TO BEAUTY. Here's a toast to Rosemary Lane; to.her smiling face; shapely legs and smart "playsuit.' Rosemary, star of Columbia's "Time Out For Rhythm," now showing in southern state theatres, finds the suit, with its long zipper in front, ideal for slipping on over her costume after a swim.
ARMY EDUCATION SERVICE Programme for SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 16 November 1941
ARMY EDUCATION. SERVICE Programme for : SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Larrakeyah ......:.......... Lecture, Major Plant "THE RISE OF HITLER" Em ery. Point ..... ........................................... "Quiz" MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 Vestey's ............ Lecture, Major Plant "BATTLE FOR. BRITAIN AND LIBYAN CAMPAIGN.' W innellie ......................... Lecture,. Major Lee "ENGINEERING"' . Oval ............................ :...:. Lecture. M ajor Seaton "INLAND AUSTRALIA" (Illustrated) Winnellie . ... ............. ...... "Quiz'" TUESDAY,- NOVEMBER 18 Noonamah ......:,. Lecture, Major Plant "THE GREEK AND CRETE CAMPAIGNS'! Parap .................................... Quiz" Larrakeyah (Recreation Hall) . Rural Club Larrakeyah (Office of DA.AA.G.(E) ) Advanced English Class WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 Vestey's .................. Lecture, R.A.A.F. Officer . innellie ......... Lecture, Major Plant "BATTLE FOR BRITAIN AND LIBYAN SCAMPAIGN" McMillan's .. ................. ..... Lecture, Padre Goy . '"INLAND...