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REBEL ADVANCE C CASTELLON. AREA % . LOYALIST DEFENCE CRUMBLING * (United Press Association—By Electric Tclcsraph—CopyrlKht.) ' SALAMANCA, Juno 9. Evidence is accumulating tliat the i\ Republican resistance is crumbling [j on the Terucl-Castellon front. The. w insurgents are inflicting heavy losses g and are advancing rapidly towards ; r Castellon, capturing large quantities t j of war materials and numerous j prisoners. S i Large parties are left to bury the hundreds of Republican dead as the rebels sweep forward. f. The prospect of tightening the grip on the Mediterranean coastline has greatly improved since the capture of ti Adzaneta, fifteen miles north-west of \\ Castellon, through which- the rebels ,g acquired an excellent network of „ communications. They are now mering Villafames, ten miles from r Castellon, which is the Republican n headquarters. ' { Scores of insurgent aeroplanes are operating, the loyalists losing eleven i machines yesterday. LONG STRUGGLE * c PROSPECTS INCREASE i t EVERY MILE DISPUTED \ LONDON, June 9. Despite the insurgent success,' the Hendaye correspondent of "The Times" t says that since the chance of a de- ( cision waned with the halt on the Etaro s and the Segre the prospects of a long t struggle have increased. The Prime t Minister (Senor Negrin) promptly took f advantage of the respite and the Republicans are disputing every mile. , They are counter-attacking, though de- £ feated and out-manoeuvred on the field, but the fearful punishment in- 1 flicted, the rearguard being bombed, t has failed to produce a collapse. , Even abandonment of non-interven- , tion would not hasten the end of the ] war. ..The Spaniards are ternperamen- ( tally more inclined to fight it out than 1 to compromise. Unlike the previous , Spanish civil wars, both sides are , working out social reforms during the \ hostilities. However, their hew organ- J isations offer no hope of co-operation, , although it is inevitable that the , Spaniards will some day,have to live , together again. MISSION TO BERLIN REBELS SEEK HELP LONDON, June 9. Ten Spanish officers have arrived at Berlin to urge further help to finish off the Republican resistance, says' the Berlin correspondent of the "News Chronicle." MESSAGE BY THE POPE BOMBING OF OPEN CITIES .' REGRETTED LONDON, June 9. It is reliably stated that the Pope has instructed Cardinal Pacelli to send a message to General Franco regretting the bombing of open cities and noncombatants, says the Vatican City correspondent of the "Daily Telegraph. The Pope has taken thislitep, apart from the British plans for an international protest, because he does not wish it to be thought that he protested ; for political and not humanitarian reasons. i THREE SHIPS BOMBED i SEVERAL CASUALTIES | INSURGENT ATTACKS \ (Received June 10, 1.10 p.m.) . ' MADRID, June 9i i Four persons wer,e killed, including 3 two British subjects, Edward Jones, a - non-intervention officer, and a seaman ; named Bulloch, and ten were wounded . in the bombing of the French steamer ■ Brisbane at Denia. E A plane dropped four bombs and t machine-gunned the. vessel's decks. The ship is burning, and it is feared she is sinking. . . The French Consul at Valencia has 2 gone to Denia, and a warship from 1 Valencia is also proceeding there at 3 full speed. „ , 2 The British steamer Isadora was s bombed at Castellon and sunk. The rebels bombed a third unidenti- '• fled merchantman at Beni Cassim, kills ing twelve and wounding nine. " The British destroyer Vanoc has * arrived at Alicante to investigate the e raids on British shipping.

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SWEEPING ON, Evening Post, Volume CXXV, Issue 135, 10 June 1938

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SWEEPING ON Evening Post, Volume CXXV, Issue 135, 10 June 1938