Rapid U.S. advance in North Africa and Panzer retreat turned to rout

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Rapid U.S. advance in North Africa and Panzer retreat turned to rout

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Article 1: Rapid U.S. advance in North Africa, important aerodromes occupied, little resistance on beaches, successful landing from crippled transport. Reports landings in French North Africa. Article 2: Rommel's panzer army retreat turned to rout, scattered rabble fleeing for frontier. carnage on coast road

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1942-11-09

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Two newspaper cuttings mounted on a scrapbook page

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The Times
IBCC Digital Archive

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SValentineJRM1251404v10024

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THE TIMES MONDAY NOVEMBER 9 1942

RAPID U.S. ADVANCE IN NORTH AFRICA

IMPORTANT AERODROMES OCCUPIED

LITTLE RESISTANCE ON BEACHES

SUCCESSFUL LANDING FROM CRIPPLED TRANSPORT

The United States forces which landed yesterday in French North Africa were officially reported early this morning to be advancing rapidly, and further landings were being made.

Resistance was confined mainly to naval and coastal artillery, and several important airfields had been occupied by the U.S. Army Air Forces and the R.A.F.

It has been made clear to the French population of North Africa and of metropolitan France, in messages from President Roosevelt and Lieutenant-General Eisenhower, that the object of the landing is to free North Africa from the Axis menace – the first steps towards the liberation of France.

The voice of General Giraud, who earlier this year escaped from Germany, was heard yesterday morning on the Algiers wavelength, calling on all French people to cooperate with the Americans and to take this unexpected chance to liberate themselves from Axis domination.

PANZER RETREAT TURNED TO ROUT

SCATTERED RABBLE FLEEING FOR FRONTIER

CARNAGE ON THE COASTAL ROAD

Rommel’s Panzer army is now in full retreat towards the frontier, and, according to our Special Correspondent in the Western Desert, his defeat has become a rout.

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“Rapid U.S. advance in North Africa and Panzer retreat turned to rout,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 19, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20884.

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