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NAZISí GRIP ON STALINGRAD BROKEN; BRISK FIGHTING SPREADS IN TUNISIA (11/25/42)
Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/25/42 | Ralph Parker, Raymond Daniell, Charles Hurd, F. Tillman Durdin, Brooks Atkinson, James MacDonald

Posted on 11/25/2012 5:03:53 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: milhist; realtime; worldwarii
Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
Reading assignment: New York Times articles delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime” Or view Homer’s posting history .)
To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Course description, prerequisites and tuition information is available at the bottom of Homer’s profile. Also visit our general discussion thread.
1 posted on 11/25/2012 5:03:57 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson
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Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
Papua, New Guinea, 1942
The Solomons: Guadalcanal and Florida, 1942
Southwest Russia, 1942: Soviet Winter Offensive, Operations, 19 November-12 December 1942
North Africa, 1941: Pursuit to Tunisia, November 1942-February 1943
Special Guest Map-November Race for Tunis (from Ike: An American Hero, by Michael Korda)
Tunisia 1942: The Race for Tunisia-Situation 1 January 1943, and Operations Since 17 November 1942
The Far East and the Pacific, 1941: Status of Forces and Allied Theater Boundaries, 2 July 1942
India-Burma, 1942: Allied Lines of Communication, 1942-1943
2 posted on 11/25/2012 5:04:44 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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It has been nearly a year since I posted excerpts from Churchill’s history. I will endeavor to get back on track with that. This one is short so I will transcribe - HJS.

Prime Minister to C.I.G.S [Chief of the Imperial General Staff], 25 Nov 42

Are we not dispersing the Desert Army rather rapidly? If the 9th Australian and 2nd New Zealand Divisions leave, and now two South Africans, and then there is to be cannibalization, what is going to be left? It seems to me that we have got to think of the whole picture in relation to the next six months. Please report. I am disquieted.

Winston S. Churchill, The Hinge of Fate

3 posted on 11/25/2012 5:05:47 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
12,000 More Taken – 2
Nazis Retreat, Some in Panic, Leaving Rumanians in Lurch (Parker) – 3
Germans Concede Lines are Pierced – 4
Stalingrad Attack Delights Roosevelt; Molotoff Congratulation on African Drive – 4
Allies’ Gain Slow (Daniell) – 5-6
British Push Foe Toward Agheila – 6
Time Out from the Chase (photo) – 6
Guadalcanal Foes Cut Off, Knox Says (Hurd) – 7
Battle for Buna on Land and in Air (Durdin) – 8
War News Summarized – 8
With Alarm Clock and but 4 Cents, The Sergeant Soars Away to War (Atkinson) – 9
Himmler Program Kills Polish Jews (MacDonald) – 12
War Machine Studied (by Arthur Krock) – 13
Honor Medal Given Fleming’s Mother – 13
Weapons of the Tunisian Fight (by Hanson W. Baldwin) – 14
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the War – 15-16
4 posted on 11/25/2012 5:08:02 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
12,000 More Taken – 2
Nazis Retreat, Some in Panic, Leaving Rumanians in Lurch (Parker) – 3
Germans Concede Lines are Pierced – 4
Stalingrad Attack Delights Roosevelt; Molotoff Congratulation on African Drive – 4
Allies’ Gain Slow (Daniell) – 5-6
British Push Foe Toward Agheila – 6
Time Out from the Chase (photo) – 6
Guadalcanal Foes Cut Off, Knox Says (Hurd) – 7
Battle for Buna on Land and in Air (Durdin) – 8
War News Summarized – 8
With Alarm Clock and but 4 Cents, The Sergeant Soars Away to War (Atkinson) – 9
Himmler Program Kills Polish Jews (MacDonald) – 12
War Machine Studied (by Arthur Krock) – 13
Honor Medal Given Fleming’s Mother – 13
Weapons of the Tunisian Fight (by Hanson W. Baldwin) – 14
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the War – 15-16
5 posted on 11/25/2012 5:09:05 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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http://www.onwar.com/chrono/1942/nov42/f25nov42.htm

Greek resistance cripples Axis supply line
Wednesday, November 25, 1942 www.onwar.com

British SOE dropping supplies to resistance members [photo at link]

In Occupied Greece... Greece resistance workers from two rival Greek organizations led by British SOE agents blow up a viaduct on the Athen-Salonika railway at Gorgopotamos. Many of the supplies sent to Rommel in the past used this route.


6 posted on 11/25/2012 5:10:25 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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http://homepage.ntlworld.com/andrew.etherington/frame.htm

November 25th, 1942

UNITED KINGDOM: Minesweeper HMS Orestes launched.

HS Miaoulis (ex-HMS Modbury) commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)

GERMANY:

U-995, U-1223 laid down.

U-275, U-533 commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)

NORWAY: Bergen Jews are deported to Auschwitz.
GREECE: The railroad viaduct (the Georgeopotomous Bridge) on the Athens to Salonika route is blown up by Greek resistance. The British SOE has led two rival Greek organizations in the action. Many of Rommel’s supplies bound for North Africa have used this route.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: U class submarine HMS Utmost is depth charged by Italian destroyer Groppo in the Mediterranean off Marittimo and sunk. There are no survivors. (Alex Gordon)(108)

ASW trawler HMS Leyland sunk in a collision off Gibraltar. (Dave Shirlaw)

PACIFIC OCEAN: The Japanese 18th Army (Lt-Gen Adachi) arrives in the South-West Pacific theatre. (Michael Alexander)

CANADA: Algerine-class minesweepers HMS Coquette (ex-HMCS Bowmanville), HMS Courier (ex-HMCS Arnprior), HMS Felicity (ex-HMCS Copper Cliff), HMS Flying Fish (ex-HMCS Tillsonburg), HMS Golden Fleece (ex-HMCS Humberstone), HMS Lioness (ex-HMCS Petrolia), HMS Prompt (ex-HMCS Huntsville), HMS Lysander (ex-HMCS Hespeler), HMCS New Liskeard and HMCS Fort Frances ordered from Ontario shipyards.

Minesweeper HMCS Transcona commissioned.

Corvette HMCS Cobourg laid down Midland, Ontario. (Dave Shirlaw)

U.S.A.: The motion picture Gentleman Jim is released. Directed by Raoul Walsh, this biography of boxer Jim Corbett stars Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, William Frawley, Ward Bond and Arthur Shields. (Jack McKillop)

Santa Fe: The decision was taken today to take over a 50,000-acre site at Los Alamos, in the Jemez mountains in New Mexico, 20 miles from here, to house a secret laboratory for research into the atomic bomb. The site, formerly a boarding school for boys, is on top of a 7,200-foot plateau.

The site was chosen by the director, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, appointed in spite of his left-wing politics. Dr. Oppenheimer says that his two great loves are physics and desert country; now he can enjoy both at once.

During WW II, the Military Intelligence Service (MIS) produced numerous documents, most commonly known are the Intelligence Bulletins. The Military Intelligence Special Series continues with “Artillery in the Desert.” (William L. Howard)

Minesweeper USS Skylark commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)

ATLANTIC OCEAN: A lookout on U-566 broke his arm and the commander of U-608 was also injured as a result of very bad weather. (Dave Shirlaw)


7 posted on 11/25/2012 5:11:48 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Washington, Nov. 24 - Representative Beam of Illinois declared today that the Mexican payment measure would be in effect “giving Mexico a blank check.” He contended that “Mexico isn’t going to pay the $40,000,000 and it will come out of the American taxpayers money.”


So, they got an IOU from Mexico and paid out the amount?


8 posted on 11/25/2012 7:13:28 AM PST by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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“Himmler Program Kills Polish Jews (MacDonald) – 12”

The details of the mass atrocity are virtually complete...gas chambers and killing of tiny children and all other Jews on an industrial scale.

Somehow, the story I remember during my education was that the “full extent of this extermination was not known” until some camps were liberated by Americans in the Spring of 1945. This is obviously not true.

9 posted on 11/25/2012 7:27:19 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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I feel like i have been lied to my whole life. We did know about the Jews being killed during the process. I was NOT a surprise at the end of the war as I have always understood it.


10 posted on 11/25/2012 2:17:05 PM PST by Ecliptic (.)
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Africa was needed to feed the UK?


11 posted on 11/25/2012 2:22:23 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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They couldn’t produce all they needed in the home islands. It had to come from somewhere.


12 posted on 11/25/2012 4:20:37 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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true

I guess we couldn’t send enough SPAM, Vienna Wienies and Hershey Bars to make up for it.


13 posted on 11/25/2012 4:24:00 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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We tried to take up the slack but in 1942 a large portion of it was getting sunk by U-Boats. I think 1943 will be the turning point in the Battle of the Atlantic.


14 posted on 11/25/2012 4:30:49 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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I certainly hope so. It would give us Americans some much needed hope for change....


15 posted on 11/25/2012 4:36:48 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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By 1942 the U-Boat campaign had the British hard pressed for basic foodstuffs. It was a struggle just to produce enough tonnage to replace what was being sunk.

That's why the GI's stationed in Britain giving their Thanksgiving turkeys to the Brits and eating an ordinary British wartime meal was such a grand gesture.

16 posted on 11/26/2012 6:32:20 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Note to Tojo: Buna will soon be a Gona.


17 posted on 11/26/2012 6:33:29 PM PST by colorado tanker
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