BUTTE, MONTANA, SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 28, 1945
Is Knocked Out
Nazis Report Marshal Zhukov's First
White Russian Army Has Begun
Attacks on Rail Center of Schneidemuhl
By RICHARD KASISCIIKE
LONDON, Sunday. Jan. 28.—(/P)—
The Red army surrounded the big western Polish stronghold of Poznan Saturday and Berlin announced that Russian troops had raced on 43 miles southwestward across the snow-swept plains and reached the German Brandenburg frontier within 98 miles of Berlin.
Striking 50 miles northwest of Poznan other Soviet tank columns began attacking Schneidemuhl, German fortress four miles Inside Germany and 135 miles northeast of the reich capital, the German radio said, as the Russians began deploying on a broad arc facing straight toward the heart of Germany.
of Upper Silesia
Nazi Command Is
People for Worst
By ROMNEY WHEELER
LONDON, Jan. 27.(/P}—
The Germans announced Saturday night that in the face of the Red army offensive they had abandoned the industries of upper Silesia, regarded as second only to the Ruhr as a Nazi arsenal.
The Industries have been stopped and the territory given over to the German army to defend or surrender a Berlin radio announcement said.
The wording of the announcement indicated the Nazi command was preparing the people for a blow which had already fallen. Moscow, in the last four days has announced capture of much of the most valuable area of upper Silesia, Including the cities of Sosnowiec, Dabrowa. Bedzin and Myslowlce In Poland and Hindenburg and Gleiwtiz on the German side of the border.
Together with 20 or more other
Nazis Fall Back
Third Army Sweeps Up to German Border
at Five Points After Overrunning
11 Towns in Gains of Nearly Four Miles
PARIS, Sunday, Jan. 28.—(U.P)—
Berlin broadcasts reported Sunday that American forces had opened an offensive
in the Moselle valley east of the Luxembourg border, striking for the Rhine in the vicinity of the manufacturing city of Coblcnz, 70 miles away.
Berlin identified the attacking units as parts of the U. S. Seventh army, but placed the scene of operations as "southeast of Remlch," a sector held by Lt. Gen. George S. Patton's famous Third army, according to Allied dispatches as late as Saturday.
The Yanks were attacking with battalions of Infantry, each supported by some 20 tanks, the enemy broadcasts said, and had achieved some penetrations in the area of Butzdorf.
Butszdorf lies in the Saar basin 15 miles southeast of Luxembourg city and was reported captured by Third army troops Friday in Allied reports.
100 Jap Vessels
Nimiiz Reports on
By FRANK TREMAINE
U. S. PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUARTERS,
Pearl Harbor, Jan. 27.—(U.P)—
Carrier aircraft of Adm. William P. Halsey's hard-hitting Third Fleet destroyed or damaged 100 Japanese ships and small craft and 419 planes at Formosa and
Okinawa Jlma last Saturday and Sunday In one of the fleet's most destructive assaults In the Pacific war, It was announced Saturday.
More than 125,000 tons of Japanese shipping, including 30 enemy vessels, was sunk or damaged at Formosa In Saturday's strike and 311 Japanese planes were destroyed or damaged, a second communique by Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nlmltz