SUNDAY PICT O RIAL, Sept. 6.1043, Sunday Stalingrad Holds RUSSIA OUTHITS AT BOCK BERLIN last night boasted that Stalingrad will fall within forty-eight hours. But during the day the Soviet defenders, though outnumbered In men, tanks and planes, fought with unparalleled gallantry and slowed up the advancing hordes. It was on the Black SeaCoast that the Germans made most progress yesterday, and Moscow’s midnight communique admitted fighting round the naval ______________________________ port of Novorossisk, which the Germans claim to have reached. ADVERTISER’S ANNOUNCE MEN I SON-IN-LAW GIFT’S **Wonderfully Improved Me” Bristol July 26th. 1942 Dear Sirs,» I thought 1 would write and let you know the wonderful effect your Yeast-Vite tablets have had on me I am 83 years ol age, and have enjoyed good health until two years ago, when I had an operation. Afterwards I got a bit better, but during the last few months I have got very weak and could hot take my food. 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What matters, they believe, is not so much the saving or the fall of Stalingrad—though its fall would involve the cutting of the Volga—but the destruction inflicted on each army Bock has only a few weeks left before winter pins down his vital transport Autumn rains have already begun in the north. The Germans admit a Russian break-through at“ a number of .points” near Kaluga. WAR RIO RS' RETURN A cheering crowd of 500,000 people welcomed home 3,500 veterans of an Australian in- faijtry brigade from the Middle East in Sydney yesterday. 2 Nazis a Week ^ERG ANTE -PILOT George Beurling, twenty-year-old Canadian, comes from Verdun (near Montreal) George has been shooting down two German pilots every week for two months. He has just been awarded the Bar to. the D.F.M. George had shot down two enemy planes over Britain when he- was transferred to Malta early this summer. In eight weeks he raised his score from eight to eighteen. .George doesn’t like talking about his job.“ I don’t say much about it when I write home, either,” he says. “You see, my mother is very peaceful-minded, and might feel sorry for the Germans." Two Warnings“ TT is only since I have been in the Army that I have realised the scorn, derision, and contempt in which the House of Commons is held among the people.” This was said by Lieutenant Basil- Wigoder at the Liberal Party conference in Caxton Hall, Westminster, yesterday. 1 -^£CD C>,,+f D O bfl G J —\£or *3-2* +¦=»ct £-hf i/i ’j. C / 3 d*>o S- 3,'5 f*o-g B-^.S-SSgo !>,g XI U ,-As- rt.oJ m goS 'S %£O<b.S .fc ) a nj & . CJ.&JhO o u p'g-W-H S ^.br •Hr* t,m f -<W- jH 0>3< J t-iE <T- 5 ‘•C'H «§3 t/ 3 p u 0 3 C 3 c £Sh. Q)M O-P-%> «CC roD COCO D ^•2*- p. >,Q> C V 2 d &&or i fj <GO <seas c.os a o.--Ch fiC COO J s i Ba¦-§°^ aiK a ss°s • e o ats s c 02< u 3 ffl “ TS.fi tom Cl)ix rj *-» cS-5 ,'go r.«s S3 ° Soga °-g 3 Mr. Harcourt Johnstone, Sec- I retary for Overseas Trade, gave j this waiKiing: “Makeup your minds now —that for a longtime after the war you will not be able to buy in the shops what you want.” Sir Archibald Sinclair, the Air Minister said: “It is easy to 'see that the world is in the midst of a revolution. Big Changes “It is more difficult to discern the shape of the new world through the smoke of war. “If we are to avoid the alternative evils of economic anarchy and bureaucratic stagnation. we shall have to-make very considerable changes in the machinery of government.” BIG NAZI TANK LOSS IN EGYPT ROMMEL’S main army in Egypt has again been foreed to retire several miles to the westward. The withdrawal followed attacks by our armoured and mobile forces and infantry on the main enemy concentrations, which were centred on the Hemeimat area at the southern end of the Airline. reconnaissance soon confirmed that General Montgomery won the ffrst round of the vital new battle of Egypt. Our planes found the desert Uttered with wrecked lorries, armoured cars and tanks. ---------------------——“Greater than we dreamed,” was how the German tank losses were described by an officer. Immediately Rommel's retirement started, Allied air forces began to accelerate the move----”ment by continued heavy bomb-¦¦ing during the rest of the day- 1 |light and again at night. J #111 inFighting the southern over—--—---spreading a in Corner NEWS from China last night was that the Japanese are being steadily overcome in the big battle for the airfields oil Eastern Chekiang—from which Allied bombers can strike at Tokio Twenty -one thou sand Chinese youths and girls, most of them under 25, were slaughtered by the Japanese befwe they withdrew from the towns in Chekiang and Kiangsi, from which the Chinese have forced them, says the “Central China News.” The Japs are desperately trying to smash Chinese cordons closing round the towns of Kinhwa and Lanki, but they have utterly failed so far. despite big reinforcements. region is .greater area, and during the last forty-eight hours Rommel has- been losing ground in the very sector which he hoped to make I the pivot of his thrust to Suez. At the same time as the southern attack, General Montgomery struck in anew direction when he sent troops to attack in the centre- They gained their objectives.' Bayonet Charge NURSE MADE A MISTAKE They Wed by Proxy Lieutenant Norris Stayton, a former British Army officer, now living in Scotland, rSarrjed Miss Ronda Hastings, of New York, by proxy, at Palm Beach, Florida, yesterday. The bride signed a marriage contract in the office of a lawyer whom Lieutenant Stay ton had appointed his attorney. The certificate was then filed by the clerk of the circuit court. LEGLESS NAZIS A high proportion of wounded German soldiers have lost arms or Tegs, says a British United Press report from Germany. Reasons: Landmines and frostbite. Although the overwhelming majority of troops in the fighting line come from Britain, it was the New Zealanders who on this centre section yesterday scored the biggest success. Three times the Germans counter-attacked. Twice they were beaten off. The third time, the New Zealanders up and charged with the bayonet Fierce hand-to-hand fighting ended incomplete victory for our men, who now seriously threaten German communications. THE MACARONI COMMANDOS Four “redcaps ’’behind our lines came upon a hut, opened the door, and found fourteen Italians sitting around table. The Italians looked at the automatic pistols and raised their overhands their heads -n surrender. They were all armed to the teeth with tommy guns, dynamite and grenades. THEY WERE ITALIAN COMMANDOS, AND HAD LANDED FROM A RUBBER BOAT WITH THE IDEA OF BLOWING. UP OUR RAILWAY LINES. pRIM ROSE HICKS always dressed as a nurse and said she was a niece of Sir Seymoui Hicks. She told people she was to receive a legacy from her parents —£16,000 was mentioned—and that she was going to open a nursing Ijome. Her name isn’t Hicks—she’s really Mrs. Rose Higgins— she isn’t a State registered nurse, she isn’t Sir Seymour Hicks’s niece, there is no legacy,,and no nursing home. According to the police at Clerkenwell Court yesterday, she has obtained about £800 since July, 1941. •She pleaded guilty to stealing £210s. by a trick, and two false pretences charges, and asked for other cases to betaken into consideration. So Nurse Hicks—or Mrs. Rose. Higgins—was sentenced to six months’ hard labour on each of three charges, two sentences to be consecutive, and the third concurrent. She was said to have had seven previous convictions. STRAITS WEATHER Unsettled and overcast. Very gusty at times, sea choppy. Black-Out Time Printed'a&r'E*Iit>listf©cf^55^1S! 0 ffi5 ^ ^ =t'itTORrAXJ ^fTEWSPAPERS (1920). Ltd.. Geraldine House. Rolls Buildings. Fetter-lane. London. E.C.4.— Sunday. September 6.1942. Tel. ^iolborn 4321.