OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 1945
German Troops Collapse Along Entire
Eastern Front; Stalin Issues Four
Orders of the Day to Announce Gains
LONDON, Jan. 19.—(/P)—
The Russians rolled through broken German defenses all along the eastern front today, Capturing Krakow and driving into East, Prussia to a depth of 30 miles in their greatest penetration of the Reich.
Marshal Stalin announced the loosing of two more offensives in East Prussia and in the Carpathians of Southern Poland. Developments' were:
1-The Russians have captured Lodz, 70 miles west of Warsaw and 250 miles from
Berlin, Stalin announced in his fifth order of the day.
Lodz, with a population of 600.000, is the second city of Poland. Also captured by Marshal Gregory Zhukov's First White Russian Army in the central Polish front was the city of Kutno. 65 miles due west of Warsaw and 245 miles from Berlin.
2—Complete liberation of Budapest was foreshadowed by withdrawal of the German garrison to the west side of the Danube in the Hungarian capital.
3—Stalin, in an order of the day, disclosed that a new offensive, the fourth of the series of gigantic Winter operations, had lanced forward 50 miles on a front of 38