Allies break into the Hitler line

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Allies break into the Hitler line

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Article concerning French and American troops breaking into Hitler line towards Santa Oliva. Sub-headline: tanks racing up for Liri valley battle.

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SValentineJRM1251404v10117

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“The Germans have been forced into a disorderly retreat, instead of a mere withdrawal, south of the Liri Valley”: [italics] Allied Army H.Q. spokesman in Italy [/italics]

ALLIES BREAK INTO THE HITLER LINE

FRENCH troops and American tanks have broken into the Hitler Line at its very centre in a dash towards Santa Oliva – town only four miles from Pico, on the inland road supplying the Nazi front.

An A.P. dispatch from Allied H.Q. gave this news last night.

Near the coast the Allies are closing in on Itri in a movement which threatens to outflank this end of the enemy defence system.

The Eighth Army, in swift exploitation of the successes which followed the fall of Cassino, have reached points only a mile from Piedimonte, main left-flank bastion of the Adolf Hitler Line.

According to Berlin, Allied spearheads have linked up between Esperia and the Cassino mountains, and have attacked on a wide front. And Allied progress before Santa Oliva was admitted.

Tanks racing up for Liri Valley battle

From JAN YINDRICH

News Chronicle War Correspondent

WITH THE EIGHTH ARMY, Friday.

THE Eighth Army has lost no time in exploiting the capture of Cassino town, and has now pressed the Germans back to the Adolf Hitler Line all along the Eighth Army front.

The capture of Cassino ended the first phase of the present drive by completing the smashing of the Gustav Line – the first objective of the Eighth Army.

The second phase is now opening.

The Eighth Army is under no illusions about the difficulty of the task confronting them in smashing this line, which has been built during the past three months by Todt, builder of the Siegfried Line and the Atlantic Wall.

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“Allies break into the Hitler line,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 22, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22104.

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