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CHURCHILL PLEDGES INVASION WITHIN 9 MONTHS; EISENHOWER, PROMOTED, IN SUPREME COMMAND (2/12/43)
Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 2/12/43 | Drew Middleton, Charles Hurd, Hanson W. Baldwin

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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 .)
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1 posted on 02/12/2013 4:41:22 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson
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Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
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 02/12/2013 4:42:11 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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William L. Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

3 posted on 02/12/2013 4:42:59 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

4 posted on 02/12/2013 4:44:11 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; ...
To Bleed Germany * – 2-3
Nazis Warn Reich of Allied Invasion – 3
War News Summarized – 3
British Land, Air, Sea Chiefs to Serve Under Eisenhower (Middleton) – 4
Eisenhower Gets Full Generalship – 4
The Allied High Command in North Africa (photos) – 5
Allied Generals See Chiang, Wavell – 5
Fight by Rommel – 6
Russians Sweep On – 6-8
Japanese Smashed in Wau Area; Flee Toward Base Near Salamaua – 8
Now Guadalcanal is a Springboard (Hurd) – 8-9
Job Well Done: Our Marines Come Back from the Wars on Guadalcanal (photos) – 9-10
The Submarine War-II (Baldwin) – 11
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the Fighting in Various War Zones – 12-13
Pic Aids the War in Suit by Mayor – 13

* “Great Britain and the United States,” the Prime Minister told the House proudly, “are now warrior nations, walking in fear of the Lord, very heavily armed and with an increasingly clear view of their salvation.”

I wonder if those words caused as much consternation to the left in 1943 as they would in 2013. I doubt it – HJS.

5 posted on 02/12/2013 4:46:24 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/feb1943/f12feb43.htm

Soviets advance in Ukraine and Caucasus
Friday, February 12, 1943 www.onwar.com

On the Eastern Front... In the Caucasus the Soviets capture Krasnodar. To the north, west of the Don River, Shakhty, Kommunarsk and Krasnoarmeskoye are all occupied by the advancing Red Army.


6 posted on 02/12/2013 4:48:06 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

February 12th, 1943 (FRIDAY)

UNITED KINGDOM: Submarine USS Shad ends her second war patrol at Roseneath, Scotland.

Destroyer HMS Brissenden commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)

GERMANY: Dachau: Dr Sigismund Rascher reports that his experiments on prisoners have proved that sexual intercourse can speed the return of warmth to men who have been chilled in ice-water.

U-1008 laid down. (Dave Shirlaw)

U.S.S.R.: Polar Fleet and White Sea Flotilla: Submarine “K-3” sunk by surface ASW ships, close to cape Nordkin. (Sergey Anisimov)(69)

Soviet troops recapture Krasnodar, in the Kuban.

TUNISIA: In driving rain, the 7th Armoured Division crossed the Tunisian border in force today, leaving the whole of Libya in Allied hands. With Rommel regrouping his Panzerarmee Afrika on the French built Mareth Line, the next great battles can be expected shortly. General Montgomery is biding his time, re-equipping the 8th Army with supplies and weapons which are arriving in the newly-cleared harbour at Tripoli, Libya by the shipload. His first objectives are Medenine and Ben Gardane - both with valuable airstrips.

U.S.A.: Roosevelt makes a speech about his recent conference with Churchill at Casablanca.
USS YMS-140 laid down.

USS PC-787 launched.

USS SC-1288 commissioned.

Submarine USS Mingo commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)

ATLANTIC OCEAN:
U-442 sunk west of Cape St. Vincent, in position 37.32N, 11.56W, by depth charges from an RAF 48 Sqn Hudson. 48 dead (all hands lost).

U-529 reported missing in North Atlantic. Reason for loss never determined. (Dave Shirlaw)


7 posted on 02/12/2013 4:49:17 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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TUNISIA: In driving rain, the 7th Armoured Division crossed the Tunisian border in force today, leaving the whole of Libya in Allied hands. With Rommel regrouping his Panzerarmee Afrika on the French built Mareth Line, the next great battles can be expected shortly. General Montgomery is biding his time, re-equipping the 8th Army with supplies and weapons which are arriving in the newly-cleared harbour at Tripoli, Libya by the shipload. His first objectives are Medenine and Ben Gardane - both with valuable airstrips.

A personal reflection on this old story. I arrived in Tripoli, Libya in the summer of 1956 to begin my assignment at Wheelus Air Base. That was twelve years after WWII ended, yet a drive inland into the Libyan desert was full of warning signs to not leave the highway due to land mines left over from the war.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 5:57:58 AM PST by billhilly
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TUNISIA: In driving rain, the 7th Armoured Division crossed the Tunisian border in force today, leaving the whole of Libya in Allied hands. With Rommel regrouping his Panzerarmee Afrika on the French built Mareth Line, the next great battles can be expected shortly. General Montgomery is biding his time, re-equipping the 8th Army with supplies and weapons which are arriving in the newly-cleared harbour at Tripoli, Libya by the shipload. His first objectives are Medenine and Ben Gardane - both with valuable airstrips.

A personal reflection on this old story. I arrived in Tripoli, Libya in the summer of 1956 to begin my assignment at Wheelus Air Base. That was twelve years after WWII ended, yet a drive inland into the Libyan desert was full of warning signs to not leave the highway due to land mines left over from the war.


9 posted on 02/12/2013 6:00:50 AM PST by billhilly
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An interesting article on the shared command arrangements between the British and Americans. While it certainly helped to have a common language, there are not many examples of this type of mixed nationalities in a unified command structure in coalition warfare. It was far better than the German-Italian arrangements. As we will see in France next year, the command arrangements were far better than the just the Germans alone.


10 posted on 02/12/2013 1:01:05 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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Shirer’s reporting on the crematoria is truly nauseating. The correspondence makes it sound like they are selling equipment to process some kind of industrial product. The evil that men are capable of can be astounding.


11 posted on 02/12/2013 3:05:51 PM PST by colorado tanker
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Headline: "The Submarine War-II (Baldwin) – 11"

The Battle of the Atlantic is costing Allies over half a million tons of shipping per month (627,000 tons in March 1943), but only for a few more months.

The "Atlantic Gap" in air cover will be closed soon, helping reduce sinkings to under 100,000 per month (June 1943).
By war's end, monthly sinkings will average under 50,000 tons.

12 posted on 02/13/2013 3:32:13 AM PST by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective....)
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