OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1945
Final Victory in Europe Draws Near
As Enemy Yields in Droves to Western
Allies; Russ Front Resistance Pushed
PARIS, May 5.—(A.P.)— All organized resistance to the Allied forces commanded by General Eisenhower ended today except for a single German army, the Seventh.
This came about when the first and 19th German armies in the south surrendered unconditionally to Gen. Jacob I. Devers, Sixth Army group. Supreme headquarters announced at 6 p.m. that the German Seventh
Army also had surrendered, but changed its announcement at 7 p.m.
The surrendered armies were units of General Schulz Army Group G.
This was a battlefield surrender, like that which yesterday took the Germans in Holland, Denmark and northwest Germany out of the war. Today's capitulation was made to Gen. Jacob L. Devers, commander of the Sixth Army Group, by General Schulz, who commanded the German First, Seventh and 19th Armies of Army Group G.
The German-controlled Scandinavian Telegraph Bureau said the Germans in Norway also were positioning to give up today.
BRITISH ENTER DENMARK
AFTER NAZIS SHELL CAPITAL
16 Pole Leaders
S.F. Conference Talks Abruptly Halt
As United States and Britain Demand
Explanation From Moscow Government
LONDON, May 5.—(U.P.)—The Moscow radio announced tonight that 16 Polish leaders had been arrested by Soviet military authorities "for security reasons."
The Moscow announcement said that there were 16—not 15 under arrest as mentioned in the British House of Commons— and named the leader of the group as "the well-known Polish General, Abulicki."
By the Associated Press
British officials said today the arrest by Russia of a group
of Polish democrats leaders who were .seeking to broaden the Soviet sponsored Warsaw government had disrupted further discussion of the Polish issue at the World Conference.
The British termed the arrest of the Poles by Soviet authorities a "most .a most serious development."
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MANILA. May 3.—«*>— Burrowing Japanese troops, who survived a murderous artillery barrage, held battle-wise Australians to moderate gains Thursday at Tarnkan. Booeo oil center.
Covered by guns of the U. S. Seventh Fleet by planes of the 13th US Air Force and the Australian air force. Australian ground troops seized the military barracks
in Tarakan City, headquarters here announced. Field dispatches, however_______
said they were stopped when they tried to take a hill overlooking the town.
Spencer Davis. Associated Press correspondent on Tarnkan. Reported the Aussies broke into the western portion of the town after some of the most bitter fighting in the Southwest Pacific. They secured about 25 per cent of the rich oil wells in that vicinity. Japanese defenders fired from the tops of oil derricks as the Aussieadvanced. One Digger contingent assaulted the hill position dominating the center of the town but was repulsed