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Red Army Slugs 30 Miles
Nearer loitering Berlin
LONDON, Jan. 20.—(AP)—
The Red Army in a swift 30-mile sweep along the high road from Warsaw forced the Warla river 210 miles east of Berlin today and the German high command indicated that other Soviet spearheads to the southwest had smashed six miles across the Silesian frontier only 200 miles from the Reich capital.
Another Soviet army topped the big German stronghold of Tilsit in northern East
Prussia, penetrating 46 miles inside that crumbling Junkers province with a 17-mile advance, while the Germans announced that other Soviet forces had smashed into Southern East Prussia on a 37-mile front.
Premier Stalin announced that Marshal Gregory K. Zhukov's crack First White Russian Army had made the crossing of the Warla 100 miles west of Warsaw, capturing the strategic road hub of Kolo, 210 miles due east of Berlin.
LONDON. Jan. 20. — (AP) —
these units were only 73 miles from Poznan, last big western Polish fortress city barring the way to the heart of Germany.
FRENCH 1st ARMY
STABS AT ALSACE
By EDWARD KENNEDY
PARIS, Sunday, Jan. 21.—(AP)—
The reinforced French First Army scored gains up to three miles yesterday in a new offensive launched against the Germans' Colmar-Mulhouse packet approximately 70 miles south of where U.S. Seventh Army troops were fighting to save Strasbourg, imperiled capital of Alsace.
The French struck this blow for Alsatian liberation at" a German-held sector that extends 36 miles into the Vosges and is 55 miles wide at its base along the rim. The Germans have been stubbornly defending this large Alsatian foothold with
perhaps as many as 35,000 troops.
AHEAD TO MANILA
By JAMES HUTCHESON
GENERAL MacARTHUR'S HEADQUARTERS.
Luzon.Sunday, Jan. 21—(AP)—
Gen. Douglas MacArlhur has started his columns rolling toward Manila again after securing his left flank and his Yanks have overrun two airfields.
His communique today, reporting the heaviest blows against the Japanese since the Lingayen Gulf landing 12 days ago, included capture of an unused