Three articles:' great Tunisia clash near', 'Soviet preparing for winter drive'. 'Heaviest raid on Italy'

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Three articles:' great Tunisia clash near', 'Soviet preparing for winter drive'. 'Heaviest raid on Italy'

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Article 1. Headlines: 'Great Tunisia clash near, allied troops advancing on Bizerta, RAF blitz on axis aerodromes', Article 2. 'Soviet preparing for winter drive, enemy driven from Caucasus height'. Article 3. Headlines: 'Heaviest raid on Italy, RAF batter Turin again, fifty-four 4000-lb bombs dropped'. Notes biggest raid yet on Italy where 54 4000-lb bombs and 110000 incendiaries were dropped in just under an hour.

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1942-11-22

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Three newspaper cuttings mounted on a scrapbook page

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SValentineJRM1251404v10032

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THE OBSERVER, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1942

GREAT TUNISIA CLASH NEAR

Allied Units Advancing on Bizerta

R.A.F. BLITZ ON AXIS AERODROMES

Nazi Panzer Chief Flies to North Africa

SOVIET PREPARING WINTER DRIVE

Enemy Driven from Caucasus Height

From OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

STOCKHOLM, Saturday

Actions of only minor importance are reported from the Russian front to-day, but such as they are they may be indicative of Red Army preparations for a winter offensive.

HEAVIEST RAID ON ITALY

R.A.F. Batter Turin Again

FIFTY-FOUR 4,000-lb. BOMBS DROPPED

Great areas of the industrial city of Turin are now a wilderness of smoking ruins after enduring, on Friday night, the biggest raid the R.A.F. has yet made on Italy.

The tremendous scale and intensity of the bombardment is revealed by one amazing fact:-

Fifty-four 4,000-lb. bombs and 110,000 lb. of incendiaries were dropped in just under one hour – that is, a two-tonner every minute and a 30-lb. incendiary every second – by a single bomber group.

This was only a fraction of the whole load.

Under the concentrated hail of bombs great fires broke out all over the vital arsenal city, where the Fiat arms plant alone employs 50,000 workers.

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“Three articles:' great Tunisia clash near', 'Soviet preparing for winter drive'. 'Heaviest raid on Italy',” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 16, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20892.

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