Three articles: Giraud leads French fight in Tunisia, Red Cross parcels and 8th Army drives west of Gazala

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Three articles: Giraud leads French fight in Tunisia, Red Cross parcels and 8th Army drives west of Gazala

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Article 1. Headlines: Geraud leads French fight in Tunisia, allies racing to his support, paratroops in vanguard, British first army advances. general Giraud who escaped from Vichy France is reported to be leading French garrison fighting German troops in Tunisia. account of allied troops with British and American paratroops in vanguard racing to support him. Article 2. Headline: red cross parcels held up by North African fighting. Advises that all red cross sailings from Lisbon through Mediterranean have been suspended. Article 3. Headline: 8th Army drives west of Gazala, next stop Benghazi, RAF starts new blitz from advanced bases.

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1942-11-15

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SValentineJRM1251404v10028

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THE OBSERVER, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1942

GIRAUD LEADS FRENCH FIGHT IN TUNISIA

Allies Racing To His Support

PARATROOPS THE VANGUARD

British First Army Advances

General Giraud, who made a dramatic last minute escape from Vichy France last Sunday, is reported to be leading the French garrisons who are fighting German troops in Tunisia.

Allied troops, pouring into Tunisia from advanced bases, are racing to his support.

British and American paratroops are in the vanguard of the advance of Algeria. Hundreds of them dropped down to capture the aerodrome of Bone, strategic base only 35 miles from the Tunisian border.

An American communiqué last night indicated that Allied troops, having consolidated their forward positions in Algeria, are making a rapid advance into Tunisia.

RED CROSS PARCELS

Held Up by North African Fighting

The Red Cross and St. John War Organisation state they have been advised by the International Red Cross Committee at Geneva that all Red Cross sailings from Lisbon through the Mediterranean have been suspended.

The Red Cross regrets that they are not in a position for the moment to make any statement other than that the maintenance of supplies for prisoners of war is receiving their closest attention.

In the meantime next-of-kin are recommended to continue sending to the Red Cross their quarterly parcels.

8th ARMY DRIVES WEST OF GAZALA

Next Stop Benghazi

R.A.F. STARTS NEW BLITZ FROM ADVANCED BASES

From OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

WITH ADVANCED G.H.Q., Saturday

Gazala, last defensive position before Benghazi, has now been passed by the Eighth Army as it speeds after the broken remains of Rommel’s Afrika Korps.

All Cyrenaica for more than thirty miles west of Tobruk is clear of Axis forces. More German prisoners have been taken in Tobruk.

On the inland road, twenty miles south of the coast, the Eighth Army has brushed past the Axis rearguards at El Adem and fanned out into the desert in full cry for El Agheila, at the base of the Gulf of Sidra.

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“Three articles: Giraud leads French fight in Tunisia, Red Cross parcels and 8th Army drives west of Gazala,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20888.

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