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wind drive and closing fast on the Hessian ol
beyond the Rhine. The U. 8. 9th Army has oi
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WHERE: NAZIS PLAN TO HOLE UP'
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Map above shows Bavarian Alps area of southern Germany where top Jfazl leaders expect to hold
out, according to their secret “Plan K,” uncovered by noted author Curt Riess in a daring trip into
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unpccupied Germany. Hi
shots, according to Riess;
plan is said to be of long standinj
at a meeting of Hitlei
He reports that 100,000 picked troi
have already moved into the hideaways
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are already in the Reduit. Nazi big
indicated on map. The esca]—
ig, but decision to put it in operation, with a zero hour set, was mai
r, Himmler and Wehrmacht generals at Berchtesgaden on March 29.
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S. Patton’s slashing tank columns are reported half way across Germany in a whlrl-
Hessian elty of Fulda, 198 miles southwest of Berlin and 90 miles
rmy has outflanked Essen and is threatening the great,Krupp
|_3. 1st Army has loosened the greatest tank force ever seen on the
Western front and Is reported 43 miles east of the Rhine. The U. S. 7th Is steadily broadening new
■Beheads. On the Eastern front the Russians are smashing toward the^ustriai^rontier and
>g the south bank of the Danube. Russian forces, poised before Berl'
82 miloA frorg th# German capital. ^NEA JELEPHOTO)
Pvt. Donul W. Debell of Clear Lake, la., mans his machine gune in the street as his buddies
examine the wreckage of a ball-bearing plant in Scliweinfurt, German town captured by troops of
)the American 7th army. Scliweinfurt was the target of one of the greatest raids by the United
States 8th air force.
I28 FIGHTING FRONTS
ore Berlin, are holding Golzow,
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FRANCE
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Nuremberg ^
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SLOVAKIA
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Allied armored columns rip.to the heart of the Reich
SMASH THROUGH
SIEGFRIED LINE
20 Miles
■MAIN ROADS
Lightning advances by the U. S. 3rd army and steady gains by the U. S. 7th
have wiped out in one week all but the scattered, isolated remnants of an esti-
mated 80,000 German troops In the great triangle bounded by the Saar, Rhine
and Mosel rivers. Shaded areas on this map indicate territory apparently still,
held by Nazi forces, Including units trapped west of the Rhine. Cities cap-
tured or Invested In the last 24 hours Include Saarbrucken, Zweibrucken, KaVier-
slaughtern, Wlssembourg, Worms and Mainz. Large white arrows Indicate pros-
pective advances to complete encirclement of Germans west of Rhine, and to cut
off the great industrial Ruhr basin to the north. (MAP PREPARED BY TRIBUNE
STAFF ARTISTS.)
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Dar r Anril Seventh army infantrymen dash 'cross an open
rvpxil fie]d under enemy small arms fire during an
In Germany attack on the town of Hulirich, in. ijoutherr ler-
many. Smoke fcnd flames rising from the burning village are the re-
sult of a tank shelling by American forces just preceding this assault.
The se'-enth army was on its way through, Germany to Nuremberg.

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