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Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 3/12/44 | Drew Middleton, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Daniel Schwarz

Posted on 03/12/2014 4:16:16 AM PDT 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 and the occasional radio broadcast 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 03/12/2014 4:16:17 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
Eastern Europe, 1941: Russian Leningrad and Ukraine Offensives – Operations, 2 December 1943-30 April 1944
Allied Advance to Volturno River, Reorganization, and Attack on Gustav Line (17 January-11 May 1944)
Anzio-Cassino Area, 1943: Attempts to Cross Rapido and Garigliano Rivers, 17-20 January 1944. Anzio Landing, 22 January 1944. German Counterattack at Anzio, 16-19 February 1944
New Guinea and Alamo Force Operations: Clearing the Huon Peninsula and Securing the Straits, 19 September 1943-26 April 1944
Cartwheel, the Seizure of the Gilberts and Marshalls, and Concurrent Air and Naval Operations, 30 June 1943-26 April 1944
The Far East and the Pacific, 1941: Original Allied Strategic Concept, May 1943; Situation in Pacific, 1 November 1943
2 posted on 03/12/2014 4:16:48 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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The Nimitz Graybook

3 posted on 03/12/2014 4:17:23 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Continued from February 1.

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John Toland, The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945

4 posted on 03/12/2014 4:18:23 AM PDT 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; ...
Dnieper is Crossed – 2-3
War News Summarized – 3
Latest Casualties Reported by the Army – 4
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the Fighting in Various War Zones – 5-6

The News of the Week in Review
Air Blows against the Heart of Fortress Europe (map) – 7
Berlin at Bay – 8
Other Fronts – 9-10
Fifteen News Questions – 11
The Refugee Problem in Germany (cartoon) – 12
Battle is Joined to Destroy the Luftwaffe (Middleton) – 13-14
Answers to Fifteen News Questions – 14
Fighting Areas Stud the Pacific (map) – 15
M’Arthur Tightens the Net on Japanese in the South (Kluckhohn) – 16

The New York Times Magazine
The Einstein Theory of Living (by Daniel, Schwarz, first-time contributor) – 17-20

The Best Selling Books, Here and Elsewhere (from Book Review) – 21

5 posted on 03/12/2014 4:19:35 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Soviets reach the Bug
Sunday, March 12, 1944

Soviet forces preparing to cross the Bug River [photo at link]

On the Eastern Front... Soviet forces of the 2nd Ukrainian Front (Konev) reach the Bug River at Gayvoron. Other advances capture Dolinskaya.

In the Solomon Islands... On Bougainville, Japanese attacks continue. US forces continue to hold.

In the Admiralty Islands... A small American force lands on Hauwei Island. The Japanese garrison, led by Colonel Ezaki, resists.

In the Marshall Islands... Americans occupy Wotho Atoll. There is no Japanese garrison.

6 posted on 03/12/2014 4:20:26 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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March 12th, 1944 (SUNDAY)

UNITED KINGDOM: London: The Polish government in exile broadcasts a “call to arms” to the civilian population.

Westminster: With an invasion attempt of occupied Europe imminent the Allies have almost sealed off Eire from the rest of the world, following Dublin’s refusal to expel Axis diplomats. For the time being 250,000 Irish citizens working in Britain cannot return home, nor can any of the 164,000 serving with the British armed forces. Mr Churchill recognises that this decision is “painful” in view of the contribution of so many Irishmen to the war effort. There were tears at Liverpool as some Irish girls were refused permission to sail home yesterday, but 1,000 others did leave.

U.S.S.R.: Konev’s forces reach the River Bug at Gayvoron.

BURMA: Chuck Baisden notes in his diary:
Combat Mission N0. 25 No. 1 Air Commando
March 12, 1944 3:00 Hrs. Flight Time
Hailikandi to Dineblu, Burma No results noted

Note: There times when we bombed or strafed a target we could not see in a thickly forested area. A Chindit column would find a good target or run into a problem and vector us into the area and then put mortar smoke on the target and tell us what direction to come in from. We usually had excellent communications with the these ground forces.

Destroyer USS William C Lawe laid down.

Destroyer escort USS Paul G Baker launched.

Submarines USS Blackfin and Jallao launched.

ATLANTIC OCEAN: U-311 shot down an RAF 58 Sqn Halifax.

7 posted on 03/12/2014 4:21:16 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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At first glance??

Oh it's only HJ Simpson and it's 1944. Never mind.

8 posted on 03/12/2014 4:57:55 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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9 posted on 03/12/2014 8:43:23 AM PDT by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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Fascinating profile of Einstein, who apparently was seen as an eccentric genius back then too. It also seems to give the lie to the idea that we often hear that he was bad at math when he was young.

10 posted on 03/12/2014 9:36:44 AM PDT by untenured
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Interesting discussion of the rivalry between Nimitz and MacArthur. The normally audacious Kenney didn't think bombing from the Marianas would work?

I wonder if MacArthur would have gone to his leapfrogging strategy and ultimately bypass Mindanao if he wasn't in competition with Nimitz and the Central Pacific advance?

11 posted on 03/13/2014 1:30:22 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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