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FRENCH IN MARSEILLE FIGHT NAZIS SEEKING TO OUST 40,000 AT PORT (1/26/43)
Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 1/26/43 | G.H. Archambault, Ralph Parker, Drew Middleton, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Charles Hurd, Charles E. Egan

Posted on 01/26/2013 5:35:39 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.
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1 posted on 01/26/2013 5:35:48 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 01/26/2013 5:37:10 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Winston S. Churchill, The Hinge of Fate

3 posted on 01/26/2013 5:38:04 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; ...
Tanks Used in Port (Archambault) – 2-3
Stalin Spurs Men (Parker) – 3-4
Americans’ Sortie in Tunisia Answers Dare of Germans (Middleton) – 4
Enemy in Tunisia Flees Our Attack (Kluckhohn) – 5
Axis Libyan Army is Now in Tunisia – 6
Up and Over: First View of New American M-5 (photo) – 6
Guadalcanal Drive Takes Enemy Base (Hurd) – 7
War News Summarized – 7
Allied Boycott of Argentina Urged as Pressure to Spur Policy Shift (Egan) – 8
Axis Crisis in Russia Raises Issues (by Hanson W. Baldwin) – 10
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the Fighting in Various War Zones – 11-13
4 posted on 01/26/2013 5:39:30 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; ...
Tanks Used in Port (Archambault) – 2-3
Stalin Spurs Men (Parker) – 3-4
Americans’ Sortie in Tunisia Answers Dare of Germans (Middleton) – 4
Enemy in Tunisia Flees Our Attack (Kluckhohn) – 5
Axis Libyan Army is Now in Tunisia – 6
Up and Over: First View of New American M-5 (photo) – 6
Guadalcanal Drive Takes Enemy Base (Hurd) – 7
War News Summarized – 7
Allied Boycott of Argentina Urged as Pressure to Spur Policy Shift (Egan) – 8
Axis Crisis in Russia Raises Issues (by Hanson W. Baldwin) – 10
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the Fighting in Various War Zones – 11-13
5 posted on 01/26/2013 5:40:22 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/f26jan43.htm

Rommel to be Replaced by Italian General
Tuesday, January 26, 1943 www.onwar.com

Italian General Messe [photo at link]

In North Africa... After quarrels with the Italian High Command, to whom he is responsible, Rommel is told he is to be relieved by the Italian General Messe. Rommel does not relinquish authority at this time.


6 posted on 01/26/2013 5:43:19 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 26th, 1943

UNITED KINGDOM: London: It was gazetted today that LS William Goad (b.1922), of HMS ASHANTI, was lowered into heavy, sub-zero seas, to rescue an unconscious man. (Albert Medal)

Frigate HMS Burges launched.

Minesweeping trawler HMS Oxna launched. (Dave Shirlaw)

FRANCE: Peru severed diplomatic relations with France. France took similar action against Peru, same date. (Dave Shirlaw)

GERMANY: From today anti-aircraft batteries can be manned by Hitler Youths, officially by grammar-school pupils aged 15 onwards. (HW Koch)

During training in Wesermünde an accident occurred onboard U-847 while the machinegun was being fired. One crewmember died, one was seriously wounded.

U-905 is laid down. (Dave Shirlaw)

ARCTIC SEA: U-302 had to break off her patrol in the Arctic Sea due to serious technical problems. (Dave Shirlaw)

U.S.S.R.: Stalingrad: The Sixth Army pocket is split as Soviet troops join up to the west of the city.

Italian GENERAL GIULIO MARTINAT, chief-of-staff of the Alpini Corps in Russia (Giulia, Tridentina, and Cuneense Alpini divisions) is killed while personally leading a successful attack to break through Russian blocking positions at Nikolajevka (nowadays Malenka Aleksandrovka), an attack which opened a path for the encircled Italian troops to escape and regain Axis lines (but at the cost of 320 Italians killed, including 40 officers and noncoms). The Italians won through against all odds, with no artillery and no air support, and on foot.

This was acknowledged by the Soviets in their N°630 bulletin, transmitted by Radio Moskva in the first days of February, that stated that “the only force that can regard itself as undefeated on Russian soil is the Italian Alpini corps”.

The Italian Alpini Corps had successfully held its own positions even after the rest of the 8th Army was overrun in December, but a new Soviet operation launched in mid-January, aimed at encircling the Italians by breaking through the positions of the Hungarians to the northwest, forced them to reverse fronts and fight their way out. Martinat was detailed to take command of, and try to bring some order to, the disorganized and heterogeneous mass of stragglers (Italians— both Alpini and from other commands— plus various Germans and Hungarians) which followed in the wake of the fighting spearheads of the Tridentina division supported by a handful of German armoured vehicles. (Michael F. Yaklich and Francesco Dall’Aglio)

Stalingrad: Generalleutnant Alexander von Hartmann, commander of the German 71 Inf. D. lead a desperate last attack with a small group of his troops. They engage Soviet infantrymen in close combat with small arms. General Hartmann is said to have killed a Soviet soldier with his machine pistol before he was killed by a burst from an enemy machinegun. (Jeff Chrisman)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: Between 0245 and 0316, the sailing vessel Hassan was rammed five times by U-431 between Cyprus and Haifa. At 0333, the U-boat shelled the vessel with her 88-mm and 2-mm guns and set her on fire. The U-boat then left the burning and sinking ship. (Dave Shirlaw)

NORTH AFRICA: Rommel is told that he will be relieved by Italian General Messe.

CANADA: Frigates HMCS Charlottetown and Jonquiere laid down Lauzon, Province of Quebec. (Dave Shirlaw)

U.S.A.:
Destroyer escort USS Crouter launched.

Aircraft carrier USS Hancock laid down.

Destroyer USS Terry commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)

ATLANTIC OCEAN: At 0450 and 0506, U-607 hit the forepart of Kollbjørg with two coup de grâce. The forepart capsized and the U-boat tried to sink her by gunfire, but had problems with the deck gun. At 1609 U-594 missed the capsized wreck with a coup de grâce and sank her at 1621 by gunfire.

At 1533, tanker SS Nortind was hit near the bridge by one of two torpedoes from U-358 and caught fire immediately. About 1900, the tanker broke in two and sank. None of the 34 Norwegian, seven British and two Dutch passengers on board survived.

SS Ufa sunk by U-255 at Grid AC 6751. (Dave Shirlaw)


7 posted on 01/26/2013 5:44:42 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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After Nazis announce plans to demolish 40,000 homes in Marseilles to prepare coastal defenses...

“...an undetermined number of Frenchmen dug up their guns, fortified their homes and began firing on every German soldier approaching.”

Where’s the Hollywood movie recounting this sacrificial patriotic episode???

On the Marseilles Wiki page, a roundup of Jews for extermination is mentioned, but no rebellion...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marseille

“The city was occupied by Germans from November 1942 to August 1944. On 22 January 1943, over 4,000 Jews were seized in Marseilles as part of “Action Tiger.” They were held in detention camps before being deported to Poland occupied by Nazi Germany to be murdered.”

I might have to attempt my first Wiki edit!


8 posted on 01/26/2013 9:19:13 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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To: LucyT; MestaMachine

FYI

70 years ago today the NY Times reported in a front page article...

After Nazis announce plans to demolish 40,000 homes in Marseilles to prepare coastal defenses...

“...an undetermined number of Frenchmen dug up their guns, fortified their homes and began firing on every German soldier approaching.”

Nazis had to bring in tanks and artillery to back up house-to-house suppression of this rebellion.


9 posted on 01/26/2013 9:30:12 AM PST by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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After Nazis announce plans to demolish 40,000 homes in Marseilles to prepare coastal defenses...

“...an undetermined number of Frenchmen dug up their guns, fortified their homes and began firing on every German soldier approaching.”

Where’s the Hollywood movie recounting this sacrificial patriotic episode???

Just be glad mention of it wasn't edited from the NYT archives.

10 posted on 01/26/2013 12:37:20 PM PST by fso301
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The Nazis sure tried hard to endear themselves to their French “allies” didn’t they?


11 posted on 01/28/2013 12:23:04 PM PST by colorado tanker
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