Catalogue description PM from C. 14th Corps anticipates Allied attempt to take Volturno position, Oct 5-6;...

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Reference: HW 1/2089

PM from C.

14th Corps anticipates Allied attempt to take Volturno position, Oct 5-6; 26th Panzer Division report for Oct 6, outposts withdrawn before Allied attack supported by artillery; 29th Panzer Grenadier Division withdrawing in the centre under Allied pressure, Oct 6; 16th Panzer Division intention to renew attack on Termoli, called for air attack on Allied armour and destruction of bridge, attack called off following Allied breakthrough; Battle Group Mueller reports mopping up operations on Cos continuing, 886 English and 3000 Italians taken prisoner, 89 Italian officers shot, Oct 6; Hermann Goering Division intends renewed thrusts by Divisional Battle Groups at Capua; reinforcement of Air Defences in Italy under consideration, Oct 10; positions reached by 16th Panzer Division late Oct 6; situation reports for Oct 4 and 5, 14th Panzer Corps withdrawal according to plan despite strong Allied armour pressure, rearguards of Hermann Goering Panzer Division inflicted heavy losses on Allies, rearguards of 76th Panzer Corps driven back by Allied attack north of Benevento, artillery of 29th Panzer Grenadier Division engaging Allies near San Bartolomeo, Allied attack on right wing of 1st Parachute Division repulsed near Volturara, San Marco La Catola, east of Celenza Val Fortore; 16th Panzer Division attacked Allied forces near Termoli; high explosive device detonated against Rome Broadcasting House power station; removal of prisoners from Italian prison camps; Allied air attacks on 14th Panzer Corps; arrangements for protection of rail installations and of unloading of troops at Frosinone from air attacks; ructions for the disposal of captured Italian seaplanes; CinC GAF requires speeding up and development of Y Service and aircraft reporting in northern Italy to be linked to Fighter Command Organisation of Jafue Austria OSTMARK, request for labour force from German side of frontier to repair trunk line Udine-Villach; military report of Italy and Balkans from OKH Berlin for Oct 10.

Naval Headlines: U-boats attacked by Allied carrier borne aircraft north of Azores; Ostaia and Fiumicino declared useless for unloading purposes, Civita Vecchia better.

Date: 1943 Oct 7
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: c/4586
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

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