CBS London (Ned Kalmer): today is a national day of prayer to mark the 5th anniversary of the start of the war in Europe. To date, England has suffered 926,000 casualties, many of them killed. Finland and Bulgaria are now almost out of the war. Germany is mostly cut off from its sources of raw materials. Brussels is believed to have been liberated. (This has not yet been official confirmed because of the time lag in SHAEF reporting advances and captures.) [Brussels was liberated by the British 2nd Army on 9/3/44.] A spot for the post-war Admiral automatic record changer mentions that its new tone arm will exert less pressure on records. A German suicide force of about 15,000 men is holding out in the French port of Brest. CBS Rome (Winston Burdette): One of the best French agents in Lyons was a 19-year-old girl. France claims that German war criminals are among the POWs now in Allied hands. Major Eliot: the Russians are pushing rapidly ahead in Romania. The Germans are still successfully defending the border of East Prussia. In a remote broadcast from a B-24 Liberator bomber flying 4,000 feet over Long Island, Bill Slocum, Jr. interviews three Civil Air Patrol Cadets who are onboard for week of pre-flight training. All are under the age of 18. The Civil Air Cadet program is for air-minded youth who want to become pilots. CBS Washington: Don Pryor interviews a Coast Guard Chief Boatswains Mate who was wounded while doing rescue work in the English Channel on D-Day. An Admiral spot for the peacetime 2-Temperature refrigerator with purified moist cold. A PSA discouraging non-essential travel closes with: Pleasure travel must wait for victory. WBBM PSA requesting the donation of books for servicemen.
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