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RUSSIANS BREAK LENINGRAD SIEGE; BRITISH RAID BERLIN FOR 2D NIGHT (1/19/43)
Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/19/43 | Grant Parr, Foster Hailey, Hanson W. Baldwin

Posted on 01/19/2013 5:09:29 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 01/19/2013 5:09:43 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
North Africa, 1941: Pursuit to Tunisia, November 1942-February 1943
Tunisia 1942: Axis Initiative-Situation 14 February 1943, and Operations Since 1 January
Southwest Russia, 1942: Soviet Winter Offensive, Operations, 13 December 1942-18 February 1943
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 01/19/2013 5:10:27 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Prime Minister to General Ismay, for C.O.S. Committee 19 Jan 43

Measures should be taken immediately to bring some long-range 9.2 mobile equipments in order to command from a very long range the airfields in Bizerta and Tunis. I do not know whether this has been done yet, but there should just be time. The omission would be disastrous.

Winston S. Churchill, The Hinge of Fate

3 posted on 01/19/2013 5:11:25 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; ...
The index by author on Homer’s profile is now updated through February 15, 1943.

Soviet Gains Grow – 2-3
Hungry Leningrad Defied Huge Force – 4
F.B.I. Drops Inquiry in Tanker Sinking – 4
As Russians Pushed Ahead on Two Fronts in Their Relentless Drive Against the Nazis (photos) – 5-6
War News Summarized – 6
22 Bombers Lost – 7-8
Londoners Clean Up After Visit by Nazi Airmen (photo) – 7
Nazi Press Violent in Stories of Raid – 8
Allied Planes Smite Rommel as 8th Army Gains in Libya (Parr) – 8
U.S. Planes Strike at Foe in Tunisia – 9
British Click Off Thirty Miles More in Libya (map) – 9
Curran Asks Ships to Add 9 Men Each – 9
U.S. Airmen Blast North Burma Line – 10
A Son Decorates His Father (photo) * – 10
Child Savagely Hurt by Japanese Finds a Haven with U.S. Marines (Hailey) – 11
The War in Russia (Baldwin) – 12
Hitler Strategy Called a Failure – 12
The Texts of the Day’s War Communiques – 13-15

* See reply #3 on January 16 for Barbara W. Tuchman’s account of this award ceremony.

4 posted on 01/19/2013 5:13:00 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; ...
The index by author on Homer’s profile is now updated through February 15, 1943.

Soviet Gains Grow – 2-3
Hungry Leningrad Defied Huge Force – 4
F.B.I. Drops Inquiry in Tanker Sinking – 4
As Russians Pushed Ahead on Two Fronts in Their Relentless Drive Against the Nazis (photos) – 5-6
War News Summarized – 6
22 Bombers Lost – 7-8
Londoners Clean Up After Visit by Nazi Airmen (photo) – 7
Nazi Press Violent in Stories of Raid – 8
Allied Planes Smite Rommel as 8th Army Gains in Libya (Parr) – 8
U.S. Planes Strike at Foe in Tunisia – 9
British Click Off Thirty Miles More in Libya (map) – 9
Curran Asks Ships to Add 9 Men Each – 9
U.S. Airmen Blast North Burma Line – 10
A Son Decorates His Father (photo) * – 10
Child Savagely Hurt by Japanese Finds a Haven with U.S. Marines (Hailey) – 11
The War in Russia (Baldwin) – 12
Hitler Strategy Called a Failure – 12
The Texts of the Day’s War Communiques – 13-15

* See reply #3 on January 16 for Barbara W. Tuchman’s account of this award ceremony.

5 posted on 01/19/2013 5:14:05 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/1943/jan1943/f19jan43.htm

Red Army Reports over 50,000 Prisoners
Tuesday, January 19, 1943 www.onwar.com

Axis prisoners march into captivity [photo at link]

On the Eastern Front... The Soviet Voronezh Front continues to make rapid progress toward Kharkov. Valuyki and Urazavo are captured. In the rear of the advance, a pocket of Hungarian troops is driven from Ostrogozhsk. The Soviets have taken more than 50,000 Axis prisoners in this drive. Only 2500 are Germans.

In New Guinea... Japanese General Yamagata orders his troops to pull out of Sanananda. Heavy fighting continues.

In North Africa... The British 8th Army’s offensive continues. Tarhuna is captured and the Axis defensive line between here and the Mediterranean is outflanked.

In Morocco... The Casablanca Conference. The Anglo-American strategy discussions continue.


6 posted on 01/19/2013 5:15:26 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

January 19th, 1943

GERMANY:
U-542 launched

U-170 commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)

U.S.S.R.: Stalingrad: The siege of the German Sixth Army is holding down 90 out of 259 Soviet formations.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Destroyer HMS Antelope and corvette HMCS Port Arthur sank Italian submarine Tritone while escorting Convoy MKS-6 off Bougie, Algeria. (Dave Shirlaw)

BURMA: Donbaik: Havildar Parkash Singh (b.1913), 8th Punjab Regt., rescued three carriers and two wounded men; he had already, under heavy fire, rescued two carrier crews on 6 January. (Victoria Cross)

CANADA: Federal cabinet order-in-council grants Custodian of Enemy Alien Property the right to dispose of Japanese Canadians’ property without owners’ consent. (Jack McKillop)

Minesweeper HMCS Mahone arrived Liverpool, Nova Scotia for refit. (Dave Shirlaw)

U.S.A.: Aleutians: Attu Island is subjected to a naval bombardment, by a US fleet of two cruisers and four destroyers.
Destroyer escorts USS Hebert C Jones, Whitman and Otterstetter launched.

Destroyer escorts USS Blair and Inch laid down. (Dave Shirlaw)


7 posted on 01/19/2013 5:16:45 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

I realize that the Soviets were allies during the war, but PLEASE, did the New York Times have to go this far in describing Lenningrad:

“With its large worker population, the city became the center of the proletarian struggle and many attributed its heroic stand since August, 1941, to the faith of its populace in the teachings of Lenin, father of the Soviet Union, for whom it is named.”

Did they just take press releases from the Soviet Embassy verbatim?

(btw, thanks, again, for the great postings)


8 posted on 01/19/2013 5:47:24 AM PST by BobL
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To: BobL

They had to start this way to become that they are now.


9 posted on 01/19/2013 7:58:00 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Just enough good war news to keep up morale.

4 year old Chinese girl in Guadalcanal? A little young for a “comfort woman” isn’t she?


10 posted on 01/19/2013 8:36:31 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: cunning_fish

“They had to start this way to become that they are now.”

Yep, their sickening reporting on the Soviets goes back decades, even from WW2.


11 posted on 01/19/2013 8:42:14 AM PST by BobL
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Follow-up on Chinese infant found on Guadalcanal:

http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/01/new-york-census-confirms-obama-alias.html

When a miracle was in the offing, Father Gehring always had help. There was, for example, Foster Hailey, the New York Times war correspondent who stumbled on Patsy Lee and wrote the series of articles that brought her to national attention.

Because he could not communicate with her in any of the eight Chinese dialects he knew, Father Gehring had made up the name Patsy Lee. But when a Singapore woman read the Times clippings sent to her by a sister in New York after the war, the woman, who had lost a 6-year-old daughter named Patsy Li at sea when their ship was torpedoed off Singapore in April 1942, refused to accept it as a coincidence.

Going in 1946 to the New Hebrides orphanage where the girl had been taken, the woman, Ruth Li, declared that Father Gehring’s Patsy Lee was the child she had last seen drifting away on a piece of wreckage, 4,000 miles from Guadalcanal.

Father Gehring, who had corresponded with Mrs. Li, warning her that the Guadalcanal child could not possibly be hers — but suggesting that she adopt the girl, was not one to argue with miracles.

After all, the Navy doctor who first examined her on Guadalcanal had told Father Gehring that she could not live through the night.

She did better than that. After a troubled home life in Singapore, Ms. Lee was brought to the United States by Father Gehring in 1950, became a nurse, married, and after her husband died, married a man named Angelo Fasano.

After Father Gehring retired to Florida to live with his sister, Mariette Santangelo, his only survivor, Ms. Fasano, who now lives in Las Vegas, Nev., was a frequent visitor.

At Father Gehring’s funeral on Thursday at St. Vincent’s Seminary in Philadelphia, where he was ordained in 1930, she was there as was a Marine honor guard, reminders of a time when Guadalcanal was a name to reckon with and a little girl was a miracle of war.


12 posted on 01/19/2013 9:43:38 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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Here is the correct link to the Patsy Li (Lee) Fasano story via the obituary of the priest who helped save her:

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/05/03/us/frederic-gehring-dies-at-95-was-padre-of-guadalcanal.html?pagewanted=2


13 posted on 01/19/2013 10:11:35 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: GeronL
4 year old Chinese girl in Guadalcanal? A little young for a “comfort woman” isn’t she?

Her mother who the article says was killed probably was.

14 posted on 01/19/2013 11:50:35 AM PST by fso301
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To: BobL; cunning_fish
Yep, their sickening reporting on the Soviets goes back decades, even from WW2.

Before WW2.The NYT's Pulizter Prize winner Walter Duranty was a blood soaked Communist.

15 posted on 01/19/2013 11:53:52 AM PST by fso301
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

January 19, 1943:


"Head of the ghetto administration in Lódz, Poland, Hans Biebow (left) surveys the booty collected from the Jews under his charge.
Biebow used his extensive powers for personal enrichment.
He exploited Jewish labor and robbed Jews of their property.
In order to maximize his profits, Biebow managed to keep the ghetto open until the summer of 1944."


"As younger and older German males were conscripted into the armed forces, the Nazi authorities turned to the vast pool of labor from the conquered countries of the East to supply their needs.
Here, female workers from the Soviet Union engage in forced labor at the Siemens factory in Berlin.
They wear badges with the OST insignia, identifying them as Ostarbeiter, workers from the East."



16 posted on 01/19/2013 12:06:43 PM PST by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective....)
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The NYT's Pulizter Prize winner Walter Duranty was a blood soaked Communist.

We haven't heard from Duranty on these posts since June '41. He will pop up again as "an outstanding authority on the Soviet Union" on February 7.

17 posted on 01/19/2013 1:08:25 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: BroJoeK
As Nazis raid the Warsaw Ghetto for the second consecutive day, a crying child is accidentally suffocated by his terrified mother.

The words of Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn are as applicable to Jews as they were to citizens of Russia:

"What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didn't love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward."

18 posted on 01/19/2013 1:20:39 PM PST by fso301
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The Jews of the Warsaw ghetto did realize they had nothing to lose and managed their surprisingly effective uprising. That should be a lesson to people who think gun violence can be eliminated with enough restrictive laws. If the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto could amass enough weapons to fight back while locked up and surrounded by armed Nazis then how could anyone possibly expect to prevent people in a huge open country like this from acquiring whatever firearms we want badly enough?


19 posted on 01/19/2013 1:34:14 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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The Jews of the Warsaw ghetto did realize they had nothing to lose and managed their surprisingly effective uprising.

Of course like the Russians Solzhenitsyn wrote of in Lenningrad, the Jews at the time they were removed from their homes across Europe by the Nazis had little idea what was ahead of them, otherwise they would have violently resisted being taken from their homes. Even once crowded into ghettos, the Warsaw Jews IIRC were the only major group to figure out before it was too late that they had nothing to lose by resisting.

With the perfect clarity of hindsight, we scratch out heads at why these people; Russians and Jews couldn't see what lay ahead of them but such are the deceptive powers of a state in complete control of communications.

If the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto could amass enough weapons to fight back while locked up and surrounded by armed Nazis then how could anyone possibly expect to prevent people in a huge open country like this from acquiring whatever firearms we want badly enough?

True and imagine the German war resources that would have been tied down had every ghetto similarly revolted?

20 posted on 01/19/2013 2:01:10 PM PST by fso301
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With the perfect clarity of hindsight, we scratch out heads at why these people; Russians and Jews couldn't see what lay ahead of them but such are the deceptive powers of a state in complete control of communications.

Someone wrote a book about this, "How do you kill six million Jews?"

Lie to them.

They went on to point out that lies from the entity with a monopoly on the use of force are always a serious matter.

21 posted on 01/20/2013 12:11:27 PM PST by InMemoriam (Without the Liverpool Care Pathway, St. Maximilian would still be Fr. Kolbe)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
Schusselberg Fortress today:

The Czars liked to incarcerate important prisoners in it. The fort was intended to protect Novgorod and later Muscovy from the Swedes, but became redundant after the Swedes were ejected and St. Petersburg founded.

22 posted on 01/22/2013 12:06:56 PM PST by colorado tanker
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