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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
Revision by Nimitz (Horne) – 2
War News Summarized – 2
U.S. Warships Rake Rabaul and Strike Enemy Shipping – 3
After the Marines Landed in the Marshalls and Brought the Situation Under Control (photos) – 4-6
300 Villages Fall – 7
U.S. Pours Troops across Atlantic (J. Reston) * – 8
114 U.S. Fliers Down in Alps, Nazis Assert – 8
Why ‘The British Are Wonderful’: Meet Plain, Stalwart Mrs. Neame (Middleton) – 9
Dutch Hear Nazis May Flood Lands – 10
Rationing at a Glance – 10
The Week of War (Baldwin) – 11
New Tax Aid Plan Drawn in Britain (S. Reston) * – 11
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the Fighting in Various War Zones – 12-13
Terrier Has His Own Foxhole (photo) – 13

* This is the first time we have featured Mr. and Mrs. Reston in the same issue.

5 posted on 02/28/2014 4:14:54 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/1944/feb44/f28feb44.htm

Germans counterattack Anzio again
Monday, February 28, 1944 www.onwar.com

American sheltering from German artillery barrage at Anzio [photo at link]

In Italy... German forces launch a second offensive against the Anzio beachhead held by forces of the US 6th Corps (Truscott). Four German divisions attack on either side of the Cisterna-Anzio road, defended by the US 3rd Division. German forces fail to break through.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 4:15:57 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

“300 Villages Fall” to Soviet troops.

300 Villages today, 450 a few days ago, a thousand last month ... what a toll of human suffering.


9 posted on 02/28/2014 7:00:00 AM PST by Tax-chick (I've forgotten most of those languages, but I remember the joke.)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson; colorado tanker; Tax-chick

I’m laughing at how the Japanese are “baffling” us with their naval strategy of “hiding” from the United States Navy. Of their major fleet units, Yamato is in drydock at Yokohama for repair to a torpedo hit, and Musashi is at anchor at Palau, having delivered a load of trucks. The carriers and remaining fleet units are at Lingga Roads, off Singapore, where the Japanese are frantically trying to train a new set of naval aviators. The baffling strategy of running away from the United States Navy was of necessity; the hangar decks of the carriers were empty as the planes and the aircrews had been lost in the air battles for Rabaul.

So their strategy is like the brave Sir Robin in Monty Python and the Holy Grail when confronted by the Killer Rabbit: “Would it help to confuse him if we ran away more?”


13 posted on 02/28/2014 11:17:56 AM PST by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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