GALVESTON, TEXAS, MONDAY, JULY 31, 1944
SUPREME HEADQUARTER! A L L I E D EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, July 31. (Monday) AP
American armored troops, ripping the German western flank loose
,greatest tingle day's gains since the invasion of France June 6.
While British and Canadian troops on the center of the
Normandy front launched and hotly pressed a new offensive
that gained as much as a mile an hour, the Americans slammed
through Brehal, Cavray and Percy for advances up to seven
miles and thrust rapidly onward possibly to double the distance
made on the flaming Sabbath.
Exact extent of the swift American surge could not be disclosed,but the armored spearheads, followed by doughboys, appeared to be breaking clear out of the confines of the Normandy Peninsula and totally outflanking the German defenses along the whole American-British-Canadian front.
LONDON, July 31. (Monday) AP Cm. Ivan Cherniakhoysky,
37-yair-old Jewish tank expert, yesterday sent his Third White Russian Army troops crashing seven miles into the Suwalki triangle of German East Prussia in a sudden powerful offensive which hurled the enemy out of 300 towns and villages on a 68-mile front.
A Moscow bulletin announced the capture of Ciby, seven miles inside the Suwalki triangle which Germany took from conquered Poland in 1939 and annexed to East Prussia.
Russians under Cherhovsky. one 0f the
ablest soviet military leaders, were within 24 miles of -German East Prussia proper, and Berlin also announced a "major" 'soviet as- . sault in the Augusto'w sector, 21 miles southwest of Giby and only eight miles, from prewar German
Smashing through the German lines In gains up to 15 miles. Chernlakhoysky's
northern wing of troops battered their way through Shlyanova, only five miles east of Kaunas, and Boblkly, less than five miles southeast of the former Lithuanian