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CONTROL OF STETTIN

LONDON, Aug. 5. It is officially pointed out in London that the Polish Provisional Government will administer the area in which Stettin falls.

JAPS ON THE SITTANG British Meet Stiff Resistance In One Area N.Z. Press Association—Copyright Rec. 12.30 p.m. COLOMBO, Aug. 5. "A Sunderland flying-boat on armed reconnaissance in the Gulf of Siam between Singora and Chumphon damaged two enemy coastal vessels, two schooners and ten other vessels, states a South-east Asia Command communique. "Our patrols in Burma, operating in the lower Sittang River, continued to meet determined resistance in the area east of Abya, 22 miles north-east of Pegu, on the Pegu-Martaban railway. After four attempts our troops cleared the enemy positions on the railway line, but encountered the enemy in strength, supported by artillery in the southern half of a village two miles east of Abya. Further resistance was met by our troops operating in the flooded area six miles north of Nyaunglebin, where large numbers of enemy dead were seen floating down the Sittang River. "More than 10,000 Japanese have been killed or captured in the Sit-' tang River battle in Burma. Their casualties are still mounting as British and Indian troops, fighting waist deep in water, continue to pick them off in paddy fields. "Maintaining ceaseless air attacks, the R.A.F. recently attacked a concentration of 2500 Japanese with good results."

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CONTROL OF STETTIN, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 184, 6 August 1945

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CONTROL OF STETTIN Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 184, 6 August 1945

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