Lowell Mass. Thursday August 17 1944
Tanks Within -
Sight of Capital;
WITH THE AMERICAN'
FORCES IN FRANCE
70 miles south-southwest of Paris.
WITH AMERICANS ON THE ROAD TO PARIS, Aug. 17 (/p)—
American troops have occupied Chartres, Dreux, Orleans and Chateaudun and our patrols now are approaching Paris from Chartres, on the southwest.
One American column has crossed the River Fnre, presumably in the vicinity, of
Druex, and is proceeding toward the capital. Dreux is 10 miles due west of Paris, and the, river runs a couple of miles east of the town.
Frejus; Free 500
By Eleanor Packard
ROME, Aug. 17. (UP) —
American and French invasion forces, backed by tanks heavy artillery and flame throwers, have linked all their beachheads along a wide front in southern France, captured the port of St. Raphael and nearby Frejus,.
and liberated 500 square miles .of' territory, a special communique announced today
Fanning out east and west along a solid front of 50 miles, Allied vanguards were within 10 miles of both the big naval base of Toulon and the Riviera resort city of Cannes, the communique said.
F.D., IN WASHINGTON, SAYS:
Allies to Occupy
To Drive in, Take Over, Even If Enemies
Collapse Short of Borders
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. (UP)—
President. Roosevelt returned to the White House today from a 15,000-mile, five weeks inspection of the eastern Pacific, openly determined that the German and Japanese homelands must be completely occupied before they are allowed to surrender.
Tanned and healthy-looking after his journey through 21 states and to Hawaii and Alaska, Mr. Roosevelt revealed his conviction that if the Axis countries are allowed to quit before their territories are overrun by conquering Allied forces there will be trouble later.