Eighth Army News No 68 Vol 4 June 6th 1944

4 EIGHTH ARMY NEWS STEVE BOBEBTS On Spovi ...How g Demobbing 'Affects Soccer N O matter how hot the weather, football,is always a good topic tor discussion— it usually develops into an argu­ ment—so I’ll lead to-day with a spot of soccer. At home it is generally accepted that regional soc­cer, which has proved so successful during the war, will continue for sometime after the "ceasefire” has sounded. Limited transport and the demobilisation of Service players head the list of reasons. to prevent fogging If we had Immediate re­sumption of divisional com­petition some clubs, more favourably placed with regard to a return to their pre-war playing strength, might be able to gain unjustified promotion. Compare Aston Villa and Chariton Athletic, for example. When these clubs met in the North v. South Cup winners' game, Villa were able to call upon all their League players who are engaged in civvy work of national Importance while every member of the Charlton eleven Is in the Services.¦ I will mention here, for the benefit of iVBdr. G.O. Thomp­son and his friends in afield battery, that the League champions in peace-time soccer are the winners of the First Division. Ciubs in the Second and Third Divisions can only become champions of their particular sections. OVAL- DAMAGE LAST cricket match at the Oval was between Surrey and Middlesex in August, 1939, and F.A. Davey, tne Surrey secretary, thinks that "even if we can get labour and material for repairs it will probably be nine months after the war before the Oval is ready for play again. "The Oval is the only place where Surrey hope to run a normal championship cricket programme," adds the sec­retary, who says that one of the main, things, is to got the game going BgSfft 'W soon as possible. I Davey is convinced that the' first season after the war wiil[ be mainly experimental, and if that is the case it would be possible for Surrey to run aside away from the Oval. ”Offers we have had7 of grounds means we can go ahead as quickly as any county," he concludes. Another answer—to a query trvm the Major commanding an Infantry Troops Workshop No amendments have been made to the cricket rules. The M.C.C. Select Committee have merely issued a number of recommendations they think would improve the game after the war.HORSE IN SPECS AMERICA provides us with this story about a horse winning a race wearing spec- tr& clos TT. ' __,__ _ ___ *___ _ Blue Moon, Distingue, Honeyway, High Resolve, a three-year-1 The solicitor, Lord Bobs —no Old colt, with a big future jockeys as yet. according to his owner, T. D. NAZI STAFF CAR DODGED UP THE ROAD LONDON, Monday. k B.B.C. reporter, in a broad-cast last night based on the report of a team of B.B.C correspondents entering Rome told how German parties appeared from the side roads to the surprise of all concerned Atone point, he said, the four jeeps in his party came face to face with a German armoured car. "We reversed rapidly, and drove backup the road,” he added. ”1 could see with some ____ ,___.. [astonishment that the Germans isinglass cups extending about x . ofE thoir armour- te^t taches from ^the^eyehoesied car £ncf were -beating it' of the blinker hood. Theism- elsewhere glass is pleated into place rand, „.,mari _taff ca_ d&df,ed on one side are three air holes! A t*eim an stalt car aoag a Grimes, was blinded in the right eye when hit by a stone from the track. Careful nursing restored the colt’s sight to 75 percent, normal, and Grimes then had a pair of spectacles made with EIGHTH UPKEEP CHASE (swiftly up the road, around our tanks, but it did not get very far.”—B.B.C. Hun Convoy Hit In a recent attack on a Ger­man convoy off Cherbourg, British light coastal vessels torpedoed one supply ship, set an armed trawler on fixe and heavily damaged another.- O.W.I. Rosemary Ames, ex-night club singer, now being groomed for stardom in Hollywood. .(Continued from Page 1) Velletri came from 50 different companies. Infantry and tanks of the Eighth Army continue to ad­vance along the whole front- Fiuggi and the neighbouring town of Acuto have fallen to British troops and farther to the west progress is being made from the newly captured town of Paliano towards Gsn- azzano, on the right flank of the Fifth. Hard fighting is taking our troops steadily towards Bal- sorano, centre of a strongly defended area in which the enemy-is putting up a stubborn stand. In the mountainous sector where the enemy has had time to reorganise his defensive system our progress is being fiercely contested. Enemy rear­guards are covering demoli­tions with every suitable weapon and our sappers are having difficulty in clearing routes for our armour. BUI3Y ENGINEERS In spite of these grand scale demolitions Eighth Army troops have advanced some 20 to 30 miles during the past week, forcing the Germans from strongpoint to strong- point. The 17th Field Regiment, R.A., which has been fighting almost continuously since landing to take part in the North African campaign, is officially mentioned as being inaction in the present advance. Elisabeth Niewiadomska Iff ’’Polish Parade." ’Polish Parade* In Italy i T\ESERT Rats, who saw the ^Polish Forces’ Revue "Polish Parade” in the Middle East, may seethe 1944 version at the San Carlo Opera House in Naples, where the show is play-ing for four days (Monday, to Thursday, June 8) before it returns to the front. ”Polish Parade ”was bora in Russia in mid-winter, 1941. It was afterwards continued in the deserts of Iran and Iraq. It has delighted Service audi­ences in Teheran, Bagdad, in Cairo and Alexandria DERBY PROBABLES Raca at NEWMARKET, JUNE V t Growing Confidence K. Mullins Tehran Garden Path Mustang His Excellency Fair G41nt H gh Profit Orestes vigorous Abbots P el Ocean Swell Hapipy Landing Ramesas Wood Cot Ruthless Blue Archer Salver Merry M3rk Senor Brume Treble Crown E. Smith H. Wragg G Richards C.E. Elliott D. Sm th Gliff Richards T. Carey T. Weston A Wragg W. N wett A.t.E Jornes M. Besry Pat Donoghue J. Simpson W Stephenson Pat Evans G. Brkigland K. Ingram p. Maher To-morrow’s Radio Gensrai'. Forces Programme.—June ¥: 0J00 Headlines i«C3 Records 060 News 0842 Records 0700 Headlines 0701 Records 0900 News 0815 Harry James Orchestra, 08’0 Dances from Slav Operas owe Headlines 1203 Headlines 120 D jl.y Service 1216 Sorugs from Sh iws 1300 News 1316 BBC Theatre Orchestra 1400 Headlines 1 4 H 1 Oscar Rabin Band 1430 Home Flash—York 1500 New 1510 Forces' Favourites 152$ Marjorie Anderson 1530 RajcLlo Newsreel 155 BBC Revue Orchestra 1559 Head­lines I jO O O ,see 1«20 Old Town Haill 1650 War Review 11:0 News 1715 BBC Svnriiphony Oro’iesira 180 Scottish H alf-hour 1830 Forces' Favourites 1«53 Radio Padre l9fe Wor.d and Home News loit) New- from Canada 1910 Re-orctet 193 C Round the Ha is 209 Charle Williams Concert Orchesira a 0 4 S Sportsmen's Conner 210,1 News' 2 j<& 5 Reeajxts 2’45 Three's Company 2200 tlarry Parry Sextet 2230 Rjcfoard Crean. Orchestra 225 fs H'*i,lli nor Psychological Warfare Branch. AFIIQ, provides this newspaper with its news service* DISSENSION AT AN END 'CAIRO, Monday a|N message to President Roosevelt, the new Greek Prime Minister M. Georges Papandreou, announces th achievement of Greek unity. The message says: ”The recent mutiny of Greek armed forces in the Middle East has caused deep grief throughout our beloved country. "To-day, Mr. President, am happy to report that the conference of Greek represen­tatives in the Lebanon has put an end to internal dissension.” It was the only gunner regi­ment that took part in the 400 mile chase of the Germans up the Adriatic coast. NUMBER INJURED TRAIN EXPLOSION IPSWICH, Monday ¦An ammunition train blew up in East Anglia early to-day killing the fireman and injuring j a number of people, including ¦the driver. The train caught fire, and i the flames involved a gaso-,meter. j The force of the explosion was felt 20 miles away. Your LetterBox JAPS CORNERED A I/LIED troops, supported by attack planes, continue their advance towards Mofcmer air­drome on Biak Island, off the extreme north-west tip of Dutch New Guinea. Ground patrols, fighting on the mainland, accounted for more Japanese, bringing the total o f enemy dead and pri­soners to four thousand and odgihty-ftve. Allied forces infighting north Burma, have taken more features in the Imphal area. 1 WISH to make the following correction to your story in the June 2 edition: The Hampshire Fortress Coy, c i the Royal Engineers, as specifically mentioned for its bridging work is 577 (Hamp­shire) .Etl, Coy. JR.E .,and not Fd. Park. When theT.A. was reformed after the last war the Cov was then 206 (Wessex) Fd, Coy. R.E.(T.A.).In 1937 it became No. 2 Coy. Hants Fort­ress R.E., which title it re*a>r.ed until May, 1940, when it be­came 577 (Hampshire)‘ Fd. C y. R.E.—Major, 577 Fd, Coy., R.K, H*** AVING read in the "Ei-h h Army News ’’that Indian Muleteers have been great y praised by the Polish so.iic-j for their excellent work at Cassino, I am indeed grate: tool the R.A.S.C. maior who haa enlightened the 8th Army of the important work that my ifallow-countrymen of •Cypr-i* are doing in the present opera­ tions.—Spr, A. Lemonldes. tATtiON Moo Enquiry Corner 1448334 Bdr. A. Glover:" T weeks Iago bought in Bar! violin, incliudiaiig bow, case i reserve set of strings ani brk for thirteen pun d s. Anybody terested w iQ fl sell for eight pounf 14531482 Dvr./op. A. Ribson. R former dancing teacher, wan* contact Sonny Binnlck, f rr teacher ,of ballroom dancing, r .in C.M.F, A.. to n>r
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