In Italy, the British 8th army continues its attacks all along a broad front southwest of Lake Comacchio. The enemy was able to push back our front line near Lugo-Alfonsine several kilometers only after applying a maximum amount of materiel (my guess is that this means "after heavy bombardment"). Our defensive fire squelched all enemy attacks against our positions on the "Ligurischen Küste" (Küste = coast). Central Germany was the target of heavy bombing raids by Anglo-American bombers. (The cities of) Leipzig and Plauen were particularly heavily damaged. The capitol city (Berlin) also sustained civilian casualties and damage to buildings. According to the latest reports, the enemy has lost about 40 aircraft, the majority of which were 4-engine bombers. THE NEWS IN BRIEF Sicily's claims. Milano: News from enemy-occupied Sicily indicates that there's great turmoil there. The reports are that there is an ever-increasing campaign to promote Sicily's independence. Allegedly, a committee consisting of individuals representing the prominent political parties has been formed in order to draft a "declaration of independence" for the large Mediterranean island. The purpose is to establish an independent state (within Italy). This proposition targets not only the areas of government, police and finance, but also the areas of military service, customs and commerce. The tension in Sicily has reached a new high point. The Next Stage Of The Bolshevisation Of Europe. Stockholm: There are signs of a storm brewing in Scandanavia. Now, for the first time, the political goal of the Kremlin in northern Europe is being signaled (becoming clear) from Moscow - to incorporate the nordic countries into the Bolshevik sphere of influence in order to create a powerful barrier against the western powers in the North Atlantic. For example, Moscow is suddenly calling for the "liberation" of Denmark and Norway as a goal of the soviet military, and so with this intent wants to claim its own control over these countries. The Kremlin naturally seeks to disguise its intent for these imperialistic plans, but the world is becoming wise to their ways because of recent past experience. The world knows that this slogan of liberation for these countries is nothing but a cloak that hides the imperialistic plans of Bolshevik expansionist greed. Poland, the Baltic, and the Balkans all were "liberated" according to Bolshevik concepts, and now are being bled dry under the dominance of the kommissars. The next (countries) are intended to be Denmark and Norway. IN REFERENCE... ....to edition #122 and #156 of "The Handgrenade", as well as the flyer "Where can the soldier turn to? (for help)", the published contact information for the foreign branch of the German Red Cross in the section regarding "Family members who have fallen into enemy hands" is no longer applicable, effective immediately. New contact information to follow. Please cross out section c) "Family members who have fallen into enemy hands" of the flyer "Where can the soldier turn to?". Sorry, I was unable to accurately translate the final section of this newsletter, "Suchdienst für Rückgeführte aus Breslau". The general purpose of this section, however, appears to be to provide information to soldiers from the general area of the city of Breslau on how to furnish their current address (location) via the military to authorities near home. Likewise, they are informed that authorities near home (Breslau area) have been asked to furnish current contact information to the soldiers from there.