Armies advance on Rome, World War II week by week

Posted by David Middlecamp on October 7, 2013 

Allied Fifth Army begins march on Rome, headlines from Oct. 2, 1943 Telegram-Tribune.


Oct. 2, 1943:

Postal revenues in San Luis Obispo hit an all-time high for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1943. The influx of troops writing home had boosted receipts to $191,469, and the number of employees had doubled from 15 regular and temporary clerks to 40.

Turnover had been high as 26 employees had entered the armed forces.

Due to the shortage of postal workers, mail delivery had been changed from twice a day to once a day.

American and British armies were now advancing north of Naples on their way to Rome.

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