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RUSSIAN ADVANCES Communique Tells Of Stubborn Battles N.Z. Press Association—Copyright Rec. 11.30 a.m. LONDON, Aug. 14. The Red Army captured more than 8000 Japanese officers and men between August 9 and 13, reports the Russian communique. Troops of the First Far Eastern Command advancing to-day along the SuifenhoHarbin railway forced the River Mutankiang and occupied the town and large railway junction of Mutankiang and a number of other places after a stubborn battle. Troops of the Second Far Eastern Command, advancing along both banks of the Sungari River, gained 25 miles. They fought their way into and captured the town and railway station of Kinshandzen and a number of other places. Our forces at Sakhalin broke through the Japanese frontier defence zone and advanced 10 to 12 miles southward. Troops of the Transbaikal Command, developing their offensive east of Khingan mountains, captured the town and large, railway station of Taonan and'six other towns, including Linsi, Tapanshang and Lupei, advancing approximately 95 miles during the. day. . , Units of the Pacific Fleet fought •their way into and captured Seishan.


Rec. noon. GUAM, Aug. 14. Super Fortresses dropped 3,000,000 leaflets on Japan last night and early to-day. One million described the peace negotiations and gave the text of Mr. Byrnes reply to the first provisional acceptance 9f. the Potsdam terms. Another million cited the points of the Potsdam declaration. A few days earlier 7,000,000 Potsdam declaration leaflets were dropped.

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IN MANCHURIA, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 192, 15 August 1945

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IN MANCHURIA Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 192, 15 August 1945

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