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Nazis’ Losses Rise (Parker) – 2-3
Confidence of Russia’s Fighters at Highest Point Since War Began (by Henry Shapiro, first-time contributor, from Stalingrad.) – 3
Mines Cut Speed of British in Libya (Kluckhohn) – 4
Eisenhower Commanded Gibraltar in First Days of African Drive – 5
War News Summarized – 5
Allies Split Foes at Buna and Seize Enemy Airfield (Durdin) – 6-7
The Pacific Campaign-I (Baldwin) – 8
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the War – 9-10
3 posted on 12/22/2012 6:20:29 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

http://www.onwar.com/chrono/1942/dec42/f22dec42.htm

British advance on Japanese positions
Tuesday, December 22, 1942 www.onwar.com

Japanese troops in the Burma jungle [photo at link]

In Burma... General Lloyd, commanding British 14th Indian Division, orders his 47th Indian Brigade to advance down both sides of the Mayu Peninsula while 123rd Brigade is sent to Rathedaung.

On the Eastern Front... Soviet advances continue rapidly. They retake several towns including Morozovsk, Nikolkoe and Fydorovka.

In Tunisia... The British 5th Corps of 1st Army begin an attack just north of Medjez el Bab. There is fierce fighting around Longstop Hill.


5 posted on 12/22/2012 6:29:46 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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