DESTRUUCTION LEFTIN NAZI RETREAT
Paris Communique Relates
Air Force Help to
PARIS, Sept. 9.—(AP)—The French high command announced today the Warndt forest, west of Forbach, had fallen almost entirely into the hands of French troops.
A Communique No. 11, issued this morning, said: "Activity in the course of the night by our first line land forces: "The great forest of Warndt, west of Forbach, is mostly in our hands. It was found filled with evidences of destruction and traps of all sorts.
"Our aviation continues active In support of land forces."
The communique Indicated steady French progress toward Germany's rich Saar basin. Forbach is on the northern flank of the French line where tanks and infantry were reported to have reached the Saar river in their advance
toward the Siegfried line. That would mean they have penetrated seven to eight miles :into German territory.
The reported capture of Warndt forest tracts further served to straighten the French. line which jutted back into France like a huge knob,
FRONTIERS OF 1914AGAIN SET UP BY
Claim Warsaw Again Entered;
End of Pole Resistance
BERLIN, Sept. 9.—(AP)—A German spokesman announced today that Adolf Hitler had placed Germany's frontiers In the east where they were before 1914 and now control such parts of the occupied actions of Poland as irrevocably German.
The announcement was made at the dally press conference for foreign correspondents.
It would mean that Hitler intended to annex to the Reich not only Danzig and Pomorze, the Polish corridor but also those portions of East and West Prussia, Brandenburg, Pomeriuiia, Poznan, Posen, and Silesia which were taken from. Germany by the Versailles treaty and handed to Poland.
The total area of these districts is 17,610 square miles, the normal population about 3,854,000.
The supreme high command announced again that German troops had entered Warsaw from the south. an earlier communique said from the southwest, had reached the Vistula river, a major Polish defense line, at four points and had gained a footing cast of the river at Sandonierz..
By the Associated press.
Polish and German voices made conflicting claims to possession of Warsaw today as France reported new advances off thee western front and Germany drove eastward deeper into Poland. A German spokesman said Adolf Hitler had put Germany's eastern frontiers where they were in 1914, indicating his determination to annex a large part of the conquered areas of Poland.
Rival broadcasters speaking on the Warsaw radio wave length left the immediate fate of Warsaw In doubt. One denied the Polish capital had fallen 'The Germans have taken our wavelength. Everyone in Warsaw Is at his post," he said.GERMAN ACCENT.
The other broadcaster, speaking Polish with a German accent, said Warsaw was being entered by Germany's advancing army, His claims were backed by a German high army command communique which declared "the first German troops have entered Warsaw from the southwest" and asserted that "the Poles again are retreating on all fronts."
Though reporting wide advances on the eastern front, Germany remained silent officially on happenings along the vital western line of fortifications except to say that "a hostile reconnoitering plane had been shot down near Karlsruhe.