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No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
"VENUS" RIDES AN AQUAPLANE. A modern Aphrodite amidst the sea spray, Miss Rose Mitchell was another finalist in the Australian ."Streamlined Venus" contest conducted by the Sunday Sun. She delights in all aquatic sports and has been featured in pictures as "The Sydney Harbor Girl." She is a platinum blonde. (Results of contest appear on page four).
Reshuffle in British Army is biggest of war is biggest of war SIR ALAN BROOKE [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
Reshuffle in British Army is biggest of woF SIR ALAN BROOKE Easily. the greatest shake-up in thle British Army since the then Minis ter for'-War (Mr; Hore-Belislfa), retired 13 -Generals simultaneously on August 17, 1938, is now in progress. The changest in the High Cotn mand are more sweeping than those which folloiwed the fall of Mr. Chamberlain . in May, .194o, when changes were made in sections. This time there are a new Chief and Vice-Chief of - the Imperial General. Staff, and a new Comnian der df the Homen Forces. The key 'clhiage ,vill be the retire ment on Christmas Day of tlie'Chief of the ImnperialfGeneral Staff, Gener al Sir John Greeir Dill, who Will be 60o on that 'day. -He is to becomen Governtior of- Bombay.' Sir' Alan Brookc', 58, now Cotn-i nmiinder. of, Britain's .Home' Forces; will succeed' him.. General Bernard Paget, 53, Chief of the General' Staff;. Home 'F6'ces; will become Commander-in-Chief of the Home Forces. , Major-General A. _ E.' Nye, 46, Direct6r. of ...
Army News Crossword No. 10 ACROSS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
1 ArmyNews C?rossword ?-No.?ý101i ACROSS 1 Snare 5 Possesses 8 Thing: aimed at. 12 What; is the capital of:,: Latvia? i 13 Poem 14 Winged parts 15 Maple 16 Feminine name 17" What is the com .mercial.centre of. Seward. Peninsula?: " . 18 In what sea- are the Balearic Islands? 21 Title 22 Personal. pronoun 23 Ventilate 26 Sipall` seed... - 28 Tapestry 32 Projecting. rock. 34 Kind of lettuce : 36 Bottom of the foot 37 What American physicist born in Servia' .in vented - .th'e modern prin ciple of. the rot-. ary magnetic field? 39 Simpleton 41 Moist - 42 Masculine. name 44 Fish eggs ., 46 Improper super vision 53 Biblical name 54 Rubber tree . `55 French cheese 56 Withered 57 Hastened 58 Anglo-Saxon slave 59 Hirsute growth 60 Insect 61 Quantity of paper DOWN 1 Vehicle 2 Eastern food 3 Very old 4 EUIropean capital 5 Pertaining- to a. Greek poet SOLUTION TO No. 10. PUZZLE WILL APPEAR NEXT SUNDAY 6 Hebrew mnonth 7 Prophets 8 Behaviour -9Fragrant resin 10 Incarnation of .Vishnu 11 .Sharp 19...
BATTLE FOR MOSCOW Clash Will Determine Fate Of Russia's Capital [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
Clash, Will, Determine Fate Of Russia 's Capital LONDON,-Wednesday-.--The Soviet radio last..nigbht warned the. Russian .people .thatthe- present: battle .in..the. Tula-.aea.;(south of the capital),.will decide the fate;,of Moscow. According to Russian.- reports-the Germane army is, throwing,half her tank. forces into this vital battle around Tula. The position is very dangerous .and the Soviet, army is doing. all in its power to hold back this gigantic onslaught. Thie Germans are stated to have hriiled, at.least 250,000 men and new iimisses of. tanks. into the battle for Moscow, whichl is raging, with ever increasing..ferocity .from Kalinin 'to. Tula,.'eastwards to the River Oka, Germian reports say the Russians have been foiced to retire in one or two places, but the main defence lines, according to M6scow radio, are still intact, atid there has, been .no major break-throughi at any point.: The Soviet Information Bureau, asserts that the Germans, in the' defeat inflicted..on. them...
EARTHQUAKE RECORDED Biggest Yet [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
EARTHQUAKE RECORDED Biggest Yet Yesterday an earthquake of terrific intensity was recorded in London, Lisbon, New York, and &nbsp; Sydney. The earthquake, which was the biggest ever recorded in England has not yet been located. Late yesterday, the tremors were still being recorded at the well-known observatory of Riverview College (Sydney). Rev. Father O'Connor of River- &nbsp; view, said that recordings showed the earthquake to take place about 10,ooo miles away, probably in the centre of Europe. New York stated that their re- cordings centre the 'quake around " the Cape Verde Islands, in the Atlantic. These islands belong to Portugal, and have a population of about 60o,ooo. London states that wherever the 'quake is located, there would be a tremendous loss of life and damage to property if it occurred in a civilised area.
SIX NAZI FIGHTERS SHOT DOWN R.A.F. Offensive Over Northern France [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
SIX NAZI FIGHTERS,, SHOT:DOWN - R_.A.F. Offensive. Over_ Northern .France.?,--. London;. Monday.-In the ;course ,"of an. offensive sweep by R.A.F. fighters .over Northlcrn .France on ::Saturday afternoon six enemy fighters are known to have been des ttroyed. One R.A.F. fighter is miss -ing. The onlyenemy activity over Brit amin in daylight.on. Sunday, was.when :bombs were:dropped at a ,place on the .north-west coast,. of..Scot.land., There were no. casualties.. and only, :slight damage .was..done., ... It is estimated that.material ,valued :at mtore .than., £,ooo,oooooohas..been. .salvaged this year from bombed :sites in London, states the Ministry -of Security. The salvage included 9go -;million bricks, of which 59: million Thavebeen used-for civil,:defence.,and. :Io million for building water storage -enclosures.,- Much ;valuable. steel .has ,been:tsalvaged.,
A.I.F. MOVES NEARER SINGAPORE New Section Of Malaya Defence [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
A JIF. MO VES. NEARER SINGAPORE. Newu Section Of Malaya. Defence Singapore,,. Tuesday. -. The A.I.F. has just completed, a move into an:.'entirely ;new, section of. the:Malayan; defence system.: The 'newitarea,. which is not. far -rom Singapore, is :one of .the most vital !defence :,spots on .the :whiole "Malayan: peninsula . if war. ever Breaches it. A.CF. headquarters.- have been •traisferred to the "haunted". home ,of a former 'Prime Minister, of.- the .native State. It is said that the Prime Minister was:murdered by one of his -many wives.. A.I.F. staff officers have not seen the- ghost yet. The A.I.F. has just completed "large-scale manoeuvres, which in cluded . the, defence of. aerodromes with the co-operation of. the R.A.A.F. P'art of the exercise was to develop measures to combat, paratroop.,land :ungs.. Offensive rather than -a defensive spirit is being inculcated into the troops. . This involved capacity for rapid movement.-. The system of de -fence in depth, embbodying le...
SECRET FUND Result Of Inquiry [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
SECRET FUND iiResult O.f lnquiry Melbourne, , Wednesday. - The Prime Minister (Mr.. Cur :tin) received- the report of the Royal-Commissioner - (Sir' Perci val Halse Rogers), into the .1 --Secret -Fund. Inquiry -on Satur -.,day= and presented it to Parlia :-ment yesterday. Sir Percival's report states that ',r" C. Nelson, Presideiit of" he "c6al' - wminers " : Federation, .'received Q(oo :frbmii Joseph Witikler (former As sistalt: -r Cornmmnwedlth' 'Publicity !?.'Offic:er)tin accordaiice'with: instruc ,?ýtionib' bb, Mr.;Fiadden, '(then- ating - 'Prime Minister) for the purpose of !.promotin g :an "industrial -peace -'eam- i pagn in the .coal industry. f-'he" report :exonerated botli? ? i P?k'Ftidei' n in;:l'Mr.H~ýHighes "fi6nb ah' s iggestion~vof'.improperr-or -irregu!ar condui?cof. ptiblic hffairs:. , i . Nothing in the evidence showe.lI w4iy? t hhappen'ed to. the mbney aftir, it?'was received Uby 'Nelson. There was no 'doibt that one 4-' orA-morevof the witnesses' "lied .: valiantl...
LIBYA POSITION CONFUSING New Zealanders In Big Advance TOBRUK NOT YET RELEASED [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
LIBYA POSITION CONFUSING New Zealanders In Big Advance TOBRUK NOT YET RELEASED LONDON, W-ednesday.- After the heartening news last week of the first big Allied push into . - Libya, reports now seem to indicate that the enemy, after being on the defensive for the first five days, is fighting back remarkably well and is starting to attack on all fronts. New Zealand forces have capture(, Sidi Azeis, Fort . Capuzzo, Gambut (a n important enemy supply centre), and are n6w contiriuing their remark able advance along the coast, to :wards Tobruk, Germany is bringing up all her available reserves,.including Italians, to try and oheck the New Zealan der's advance. Tobruk has not yet been re-, lieved, owing - to the enemy fighting back with renewed vigor :, 60 miles south of the garrison. The battle south east of Tobruk has nbt slackened in the last 24 hours. The great battle of tanks still con tinues, but it is now developing into a battle of infantry with hand to hand fighting. It is admitte...
ANOTHER GUN TO BE TESTED [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
ANOTHER ,:r GUN ;TO' BE TESTED SMelbourne,` Wednegday.-Another: Australian wartime invention--the.• "Kirby.;'Gun,"!will be'!officiallyl test- ed.Anext-week. : ,his, gun. is described as a super mortar;, which':can. thro6w a bomb. 1 200o feet- in the. air. ,The:, most novel ?feature of the "'jirby Gun?.: is?"ithaft the' ,propelling force: is provided- by compressed, air instead of explosive air.
Looking After Our Health? [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
'Looking -After Our Health?' In a a", special': telegram' .re- 1 - ceived" "from "Melbourne-- last nilght it was 'rep'orted'that yes y terday;Ihthe Australian Temper >-.ance. 'Union had urged, the Army:"rMinister '(Mr;. Forde), "to! prohibit the:manufacture and . salei:of: intoxicating liquors for the duration of the war and at -least. one: ,year. thereafter. The ,.extension.of:-facilities for, more pure fruit juices to,be supplied I ,to .military camps in. Darwin ahd' abroad are among the pro- 1 ,posals presented by' the' Union.
No Title [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
,THIS' CLOSE SHAVE is something new in soldier's' hair-styles. British troops in the Western Desert are having their. heads shaved, as it is cooler and cleaner,..and it's easier to keep sand out; of shaved heads. Let's hope that -.our: own camp barbers-don't follow the fashion.
STREAMLINED VENUS [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
STREAMLINED 'VENUS Sydney.--Fromn 26 finalists wlho set a dazzling standard of beauty and grace, 17-year-old Ddrn :Fraser of Bondi, has been chosen as the ;Aus tralian "Streamlined Venus." Blue eyed, with fair comlilexion and liglht brown, w~avy hair,' Miss Fraserihas`a fresh, youthful; .:uinsophisticated . chlarm. :°
PETROL RATIONING STOCKS IMPROVE Mr. Beasley's Statement [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
BETROL RATIONING STOCKS IMPROVE Mr. Beasley's Statement + SYDNEY, Tuesday.- The Minister for Supply-and Development (Mr. Beasley), said yesterday that he did not expect that petrol rationing in Australia would become any more severe-than it was ..now, nor could' there be any guarantee of= any relaxation that would enable motor vehicles to be used as in peace time. There had` been a substantial im 'ptovement :;'recntly- in • the :rate :of xeplenishi ent '.'of, 'tlhe 'stocks :on -liaiid,." biit itsliad tod- be borne , in .inihd 'that the: defence 'and:i produc tion 'needs' placed 'a 'fatr, greater de I?nand on thel petrol stocks fthan the drdinary "peace-time ilenitald, . Ali'd . . ..... , it was therefore inecessary~.for s.ub stantial -fuels .to. beriused; to' endble the; commercial= transport needs: of the ,:;-community °to??,be ~ m aititainbd' on ýoanythiing .like theirs !norinah scale. ? ? .Future supplies said: 4.Mr. '"'Beasley;'"rested" agood' Ydea'loi ,:developments: 'that ' we...
Bing Crosby's Colors May Be Banned [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
Bing Crosby's Colors May Be Banned "Trimmings are not allowed on colors ih Sydney, and we have asked trainer G. F. Gorrie to let us have a look at the jacket and cap,"- said Mr. Nicholson, assistant secretary of the 'A.J.C., when referring to Bing Crosby's colors which were carried for the 'first:time at Victoria Park list week. When Crosby's colors were regis tered at the A.J.C. office they. were shown at "pale blue,. yellow and red hooped sleeves, yellow cap." When A. Podmore" rode ,Crosby's filly, Miss Hua, to victory, he had a blue tassel. on. his cap,o ribbon epaulettes and a blue bow tie, . . Miss Hua, starting at 7/4 on and with Podmore as rider, won the 2 year-old race for fillies at the Rose Ihill meeting yesterday.
LARGEST FAMILY [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
LARGEST' FAMILY -Canberra, Monday,-'The, claimn of Mrs. Olive Smyth, of the Rand,; near Albury, that her" eighteenth child, born last week, made.her the mother of the largest living family in Aus -tralia,. is -being. invesfigaetd by statis tical officers. They stated- .that .;an Australian woinan gave birth 'to her- twenty-first child last year;, and h,"tlhat in>1g939g a:notlier. ?oman- had'had 'her ;;twenti eth clildl,' but records did -inot disclose wlhether all: 'the :previous- issue \were alive.
ASCOT (Melbourne) [Newspaper Article] — Army News — 27 November 1941
ASCOT (Melbourne) TOTE (5/-)' -,. RACE PLACED. HORSES, RIDERS S.P. WIN PLACE ..s. d. s , £s. d. CRANBROOK XANTHIA, 10.3 (Conway) '7/4 . 14 6 7 0 TRIAL Benchman, 9.8 (Rohloff) 6/1 ,: 11, 0 HURDLE Haura, 9.5 (McKee) 3/1 -. ' 8 6 ELLESMERE LAW STUDENT, 8,3 (Breasley) 9/4 18 0 .7 :0 HANDICAP Mr. John, 8.5 (De Valle) - 11/2 t. 1' 0 (1st Div.) 8 furs. Sun Rocks, 7.7 (Preston) 6/1 12 0 ELLESMERE AVION, 7.9 (Badger) 4/1- 1' 3 0 8 6 HANDICAP Trusty, 8.4 (Williamson) 3/1 - 8 0 (2nd Div.) 6 furs.. Philfred, 7.6 (Ralph) 6/1- - 10 0 ASCOT TURNCOAT, 8.4 (Hayes) 1. 5/1 7 3., 0 1 19' 0 ENCOURAGE Jessie Matthews, 9.0 (Dewhurst) 7/1 - 12 . (1st Div.) 7 furs. Sheer Joy, 9.7 (Creighton) 9/4. 8 6 ASCOT IRIDIUM, 9.3 (Creighton) . Evens' .12 0 7 0 ENCOURAGE Sun-o-Val, 9.0 (Preston) . 7/1 ,.12 6' (2nd Div.) 7 furs. Sweet Carol, 8.6 (Heather) 20/1 - 1 14 6 TOTTENHAM SUNSHINE BOY, 6.12 (Glonnen), 50/1 13' 5 6 2 3 0 HANDICAP El Reo, 8.5 (Unkovitch) 8/1 '- 10, 8, 6 furs. Devon, 8.5 (Badger) 6/4 -!:?. .0 SEACOM...