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The White Falcon

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No. 1.
Reykjavik, Iceland, Saturday, Sept. 27th 1941.
Price: 3 cents (20 aurar)
Troops Move
Into Camps.
Well done, my lads.
It isn't often a sergeant
speaks to his men in .such
terms, but the expression is
most appropriate in the case
of soldiers, who worked day
and night in getting equipment
off boats and into new camp
Fact that the unloading of
equipment had been given
thorough study was evidenc-
ed by the manner in which
members of the command pro-
gressed. A steady stream of
trucks pounded the roads be-
tween camps and unloading
point for eight days and nights,
and on the ninth day, Wednes-
day, headquarters were func-
tioning at all stations.
The transition was accomp-
lished with few mishaps, the
main difficulty being break-
down of vehicles, either by ac-
cident or mechanical defects.
The old order giveth the way
to the new and so the Amer-
ican Army Bugle bows out
making way for The White Fal-
con. We have enjoyed putting
out the old paper but know
that this new addition to the
newssheets in Iceland will be
bigger and we hope better than
our earliest effort. The Falcon,
by way of explanation of our
new title, is the national bird
of the Icelandic people and in
tribute to them we are proud
that they allow us to use this
symbol in conjunction with our
American eagle.
An exchange of letters between the commanding generals
of the British forces and the American army was announced
today A reprint of the letters follows:
19th September, 1941.
Major-General C. H. Bonesteel,
Commanding U.S. Forces in Iceland.
On my own behalf and that of the British Forces in Ice-
land, may I extend to you and to the U. S. Army about to
land a most hearty welcome to Iceland.
During recent weeks the British Forces have deeply ap-
preciated the privilege of working in the closest cooperation
with their friends the U. S. Marines and U. S. Airforce in the
defense of this vital strategic point. Now all are looking for-
ward to the same honour with the U. S. Army.
All feel the importance of the historic fact of the troops
of the two great democracies standing here shoulder to should-
er in the fight for freedom against Nazidom, and as a result
enjoying the feeling of absolute confidence in final victory.
(Signed) H. O. CURTIS,
Commanding British Forces in Iceland.
Walsh Asks Greer Log
man Walsh of the Senate Nav-
al Committee requested Naval
Secretary Frank Knox Friday
to produce the official log of
the Destroyer Greer, publicly.
Especially for the entire day of
its encounter with a German
submarine off Iceland. This
to let the public know just
what had happened. Isolation-
ist Senators claimed that the
Greer fired first at the German
Reykjavik, Iceland.
20th September, 1941.
Major General H. 0. Curtis, C.B., D.S.O., M.C„
It is with distinct soldierly pride and appreciation that
I hasten to acknowledge your most cordial letter of welcome
to me and to the latest American addition to the common
defense of this island.
Such a gesture of comradeship and good will from veter-
ans who have blazed the trail of Icelandic defense is a spur
to our finest effort.                                                                  *
I am indeed happy and proud to be associated with the
splendid soldiers of His Majesty's Forces in the protection of
this northern outpost, and I assure you that this feeling is
shared by every member of the American Forces.
'Your gracious message is being published  to my entire
Major General, U.S. Army,
By taking both ends of a
double header on Thursday,
the Dodgers won the right to
raise the first pennant flag in
21 years over Ebbets Field and
to settle the long dispute be-
tween the ardent Flatbush fans
and the Bronxites as to their
chances of Spirit against long
Seldom more than three
games away from the Scrappy
Cards the Durocher men ent-
ered the final stretch this week,
with a slim lead. This margin
was slashed on Sunday, when
the Redbirds beat the Cubs 6
—5 and 7—0, while the Brooks
split a twin bill with the low-
ly Phils, taking the first game
8 to 3 and dropping the second
The Dodgers regained a half
a game of their precious lead
on Monday by blanking the
Phils 5—0 while the Cards
were idle.
The Cards muffed their big
chance to catch the idle Brooks
(Continued on page h.)
Photo by U.S. Army Air Corps.
commanding   officer   of   the
Iceland Base Command shown
with   Lt.   Col.   E.   M.   Morris,
commanding    officer    of    the
Air Corps Unit upon the form-
er's arrival.
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