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v\. 1—No. 46 U. S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, N. C. Saturday, August 7, 1943 Russian front Ens. W. O. Shanahan, USNR Academic Department On every other sector of the 1800 mile Russo-German battle Jine, there is a deadly quiet. It is mid-summer and it appears I '^ery unlikely that a powerful of ^ fensive, such as the one thrown ^'"rainst the Volga and the Cau casus last year, will be started by the Germans. Instead, their High Command shows a disposition to Conserve strength and trade space for time. Unlike Hitler, the Generals are 'villing to yield forward positions ^nd sacrifice prestige if lines of i Communication can be shortened ^nd the supply system can be sim plified. It must not be forgotten that the Germans are still deep in J^ussia. They can retreat enor- I '^ous distances and still keep the I^ussian armies away from the heart of their military empire. A new phase of the war has be- Sun marked by an increase in Ger man defensive strength and the Reluctance of the German High Command to launch costly offen sives. After the defeat at Stalin Srad the Nazis combed out their ^^anpower anew and by drastic curtailment of civilian production Replaced the lost divisions. Air craft manufacturers now empha size fighter planes at the expense of bombing aviation, for the de fense of western Germany has put ^ new strain on the fighter com mand of the Luftwaffe. Since the Germans still hold the I^rincipal north and south railway lines of western Russia, and re gain a firm grip on Kharkov, the ^*ittsburgh of the Ukraine, their Military plight is not yet serious, ^ith the fall of Orel in the cur rent fighting, Bryansk and perhaps Smolensk will be menaced. Both cities have been in German hands ^Iniost two years and they are cer tainly fortified. In the south the Nazis dominate the Crimea and maintain a pre- See RUSSIAN FRONT, page k Sports Muster-A Bird’s Eye View A PRE-FLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER took to the air last Monday afternoon to catch this view of the regular sports muster in the stands of Fetzer Field. Woollen gym is shown on the left, and Alexander Hall and cadet dormitories in the upper center. Group Singing Added To Movie Program The introduction of group sing ing at the Wednesday evening Pre-Flight movie showing in Me morial Hall proved very popular with the 500 cadets in attendance last week. The singfest, led by Chaplain George J. Grewenow, adds zest to the program and will precede future showings, starting at about 1920. On the film schedule for next Wednesday are “Identification of U. S. Cruisers,” “The Navy and Its Men” and “Japan—The Land.” Chaplain’s “Open-House” In order that Cadets may be come acquainted with the Chap lain and may discuss with him their problems, the Chaplain will be in his oflSce each Monday and Wednesday until 1800. Movie Schedule Aug. 7—^Free movie at Village Theatre, “The Falcon Strikes Back” with Tom Conway and Har riet Hilliard. Show starts at 1545, 1930 and 2043. Complete show one hour, 13 minutes. Aug. 8—Free movie at Village Theatre, “Flight for Freedom” with Fred MacMurray and Rosa lind Russell. Show starts at 1310 and 1459. Complete show one hour, 49 minutes. Crew Picnic Today This is crew picnic day, and all members of the ship’s company are urged to join in on the fun. The place is the Chapel Hill Country Club. Eating time is 1800. Music for the occasion w^ill be turned out by the swing section of the Pre-Flight band. Come one and all, and bring the family and girl friends! Picnic Planned For All Officers At Hogan’s Lake An informal outing for the of ficers and their families, giving the many new officers here good opportunity for getting better ac quainted with each other, is being planned for Hogan’s Lake, start ing at 1630, Saturday, Aug. 14. Dress for the picnic will be op tional—sport clothes, slacks, etc. A charge of 50c per person will cover all expenses, including cold plates to be served for the even ing meal and plenty of soft drinks. Horseshoes, softball, ping pong and other games will provide recreational activity for the day. Hogan’s Lake is located about 5l^ miles northwest of Chapel Hill. A car pooling arrangement See OFFICERS PICNIC, page 4

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