CORSICANA, TEXAS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1945. —TEN PAGES
EAST PRUSSIA HAS
CUT FROM GERMANY
CAPTURE OF GLIWITZ, BIG
INDUSTRIAL CENTER, ANNOUNCED
LONDON, Jan. 25.—(/P)—
Marshal Stalin announced tonight Russian forces had captured Oels, a communications center 14 miles northeast of Rreslau.
The Red army also captured Ostrow, thirteen miles southwest of Kallsz In Poland and ten miles from the northern border of Silesia.
LONDON, Jan 2S.—(AP)-
Red army forces have broken the Oder river line In Southeast Germany and are exploiting the breakthrough while In apparently have the north cut off the East
Prussia, Soviet field dispatches announced today.
Moscow broadcasts said the thunderous Soviet winter offensive hadrolled to a point little more than 125 miles from Berlin and that Red army units . were fighting "on the edge of Konlgsborg," capital of East Prussia.
Capture of Gleiwltz, big Industrial center just west of the Silesian manufacturing towns of Hindenburg and Beuthen, was announced by Marshal Stalin. Chrzanow,
important center In the Bombrowa coal basin, 17 miles west of captured Krakow in Poland,also was taken.
Largest Nazi City Taken.
Glelwltz, 80 miles southeast of Broslau, is the largest German city captured by the Russians. It’s 118,000 Population was mostly engaged in a large coal transhipping
business and seven large arms machinery plants.
RUSSIANS LITTLE T
MORE THAN 125 MILES
FROM NAZI CAPITAL
NEW NAZI OFFENSIVE
LAUNCHED ON WESTERN
FRONT ON THURSDAY
By WILLIAM L. RYAN
Associated Press War Editor
The Red army, Its vanguards little more than 125 miles from Berlin, has cracked the Oder river' line before Breslu and in the North apparently sheared off most of East Prussia, but on the Western front supreme Allied headquarters announced n new and desperate Nazi offensive, possibly aimed at winning back all of Alsace.
NORTHERN ALSACE IS
SCENE OF DESPERATE
FAR TO NORTH BRITISH
SECOND ARMY DRIVE
NEAR SIEGFRIED LINE
By EDWARD KENNEDY
PARIS, Jan. 25.—(/P)—
The Germans have opened a desperate new offensive against the Western
Front in Northern Alsace, it was announced late today at supreme headquarters, possibly in a supreme effort to win back the whole northeast France province.
Attacking on a 20-mile front from Haguenau northwest Into the Vosges mountains, the enemy crossed the Moder river at places 15 miles below the reich frontier.
Far to the north, the British Second army drove under guns of the Siegfried line to within a mile of the Roer river, where the fixed defenses begin. Seven towns within 30 miles of Dusseldorf fell to the Tommies.
The allied air force again pounded on thinning German traffic faltering out of the Ardennes salient in the center. German troop move ments toward the east still were
Nine, More Towns Taken.
The First and Third armies captured nine more towns In Ardennes sector, three of them Inside Germany.