War At A Glance
By The Associated Press
WESTERN EUROPE —
Americans hammer northward on two fronts toward Germany's Siegfried line; allies gather strength for bolt across German border; armies of
Patton and Pateh reporter joining forces near German border.
Bulgaria breaks relations with Germany; Russians cross Danube In drive to join up with Yugoslav partisans.
Battle for liberation of Warsaw and Invasion of East Prussia increases In violence along 35 mile front.
Americans drive Germans to within less than six miles of Gothic line: British make minor gains toward break through at Rimini.
FOUR YEARS AGO TODAY.
By The Associated Press
CORSICANA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1944. —TWELVE PAGES
FOUR ALLIED ARMIES
AGAINST WEST WALL
END OF GERMANY MAY
COME EARLY NOVEMBER
LONDON, Sept. 8—(AP)
Gen.Dwight D. Eisenhower swung four Allied armies against the Siegfried line for a knockout punch today and a dispatch from the invasion commander's headquarters declared the end for Germany may come by early November.Not even the highly advertised Siegfried line appeared of much concern any more to the Allied command. The rate of Allied advance will be determined only by the speed with which gasoline and other supplies can keep up with the rocket-like advances of Allied armies, said a dispatch by Howard Cowan, Associated Press correspondent, who represented the combined American press at Eisenhower's headquarters. The dispatch, held up five days, was released from censorship tonight
CORSICANA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER," 8, 1944. —TWELVE PAGES
AMERICAN TANKS AND
ALONG MOSELLE RIVER
ONE BRIDGEHEAD WON
AT HEAVY COST AND ANOTHER
By JAMES M. LONG
LONDON, Sept. 7.—(AP)—
American tanks and infantry were fighting the first battles for Germany along the Moselle river today. They won one bridgehead below Metz at heavy cost and lost another at Pont-A-Mousson In the face of violent German artillery fire. A showdown assault on 200 miles of the Siegfried line appeared to be shaping up.
Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's Third army attacked along 40 miles from Luxembourg south to Nancy, winning In the outskirts of Metz and. reaching Nancy.
The Germans at last appeared to have been brought to bay in their outpost defenses along the Moselle after their long retreat from Normandy, and front line dispatches said Patton's men won their bridgehead across the river below Metz at heavy cost.
Thirteen miles to the south they met with a reverse when they were thrown back across the river at Pont-n-Mousson, midway to Nancy.,
Hail of Artillery
A hail of artillery fire from emplaced enemy batteries In the dominating hills met the Americans, and gusty rain swept down as the battle raged throughout
American troops and ground troops charged repeatedly Into concentrated enemy artillery and machine gun lire before fighting their
way across below Mets ,and artillery batteries slugged It out from positions on opposite sides of the river.