BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA, MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 1944
End of War in Sight, General Says, as Armies
Close Noose on Paris From Three Sides;
10,000 Beaten Germans Give Up to Tankmen
LONDON, AUG 21. (UP)—Great fires are raging in Paris and students
Are battling Nazi troops In the city streets, the United Nations
radio at Algiers said tonight.
SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY
FORCE, Aug. 21. «IE)—The battle of northwestern
France has ended in complete and decisive victory for the Allies and the end of the European war is in sight, General Sir Bernard L. Montgomery declared today as Allied armies laid siege to Paris from three sides, breached the Seine river line, and swung in from Normandy to finish off the survivors of the routed Nazi
"The Lord, mighty in battles, has given us the victory," Montgomery said in a stirring order of the day to the combined British, American and Canadian armies under his overall ground command.
"The news is very stood from the war fronts all over the world. The end of the war is in sight. Let's finish off the business in record time." Montgomery said the past 10 days have seen the elimination of the German army south of the Seine as an
effective fighting force, and that "terrific" destruction of Nazi men and armor still is going on in the bypassed Normandy pocket.
Liberator Sinks Nip
By J. B. KRUEGER
Associated Press War Edior
Superfortresses jolted the home islands of Japan with a double punch Sunday, a Liberator sank a 14,200-ton Japanese cruiser and General MacArthur's persistent airmen finished oft' enemy aerial defenses guarding the southern
These wounds, inflicted in a week-end cries of assaults from Japan itself to her empire's outer reaches, proved the. oriental antagonist was entangled in an air war
potentially as devastating as Europe has endured.