Dakar joins Darlan and Russian capture five more towns

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Dakar joins Darlan and Russian capture five more towns

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Article 1. Headlines: Dakar joins Darlan, French colonial empire and the war, American agreement with Martinique, freely under my orders, Darlan and west Africa. Announcement from Admiral Darlin that French West Africa has put itself under his orders. Canadian Broadcasting Company listening post stated it heard a broadcast from Dakar that military command post had been put under Admiral Darlan. Article 2. Headlines: Russians capture 5 more twons, double drive on Don continued, another 23000 enemy casualties, precarious German position at Stalingrad.

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1942-11-24

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The Times
IBCC Digital Archive

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SValentineJRM1251404v10034

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THE TIMES TUESDAY NOVEMBER 24 1942

DAKAR JOINS DARLAN

FRENCH COLONIAL EMPIRE AND THE WAR

AMERICAN AGREEMENT WITH MARTINIQUE

Admiral Darlan announced on the Algiers wireless last night that French West Africa had put itself freely under his orders, thus showing that it remained “faithful to Marshal Pétain.”

Mr. Cordell Hull, the American Secretary of State, announced yesterday that a satisfactory agreement had been reached between the United States and Martinique covering all French possessions in the western hemisphere, including French Guiana.

“FREELY UNDER MY ORDERS”

DARLAN AND WEST AFRICA

Admiral Darlan, High Commissioner in French North Africa, broadcast the following announcement on the Algiers wireless last night:-

“Inhabitants of French Africa, I have great news for you. French West Africa puts itself freely under my orders, showing thereby that it remains faithful to the oath to the person of the Marshal.

“The enlightened patriotism of the Hight Commissioner for West Africa, Governor-General Boisson, and that of General d’Armée Barreau, Commander-in-Chief of the land, sea, and air forces in West Africa, join forces with that of the eminent Generals Giraud and Noguès and Governor-General Chatel.

“For the defence of French Africa we have taken the right road. Follow me boldly, with discipline and patriotism. Long live France!”

The Marseillaise was then played. -
[italics] Reuter. [/italics]

OTTAWA, NOV. 23. – The Canadian Broadcasting Company’s listening-post said to-day that it had heard a broadcast announcement from Dakar that the French Governor-General there had put the military command of his post under Admiral Darlan. The announcement was made in the name of the Dakar Government, the broadcasting company added. –
[italics] Reuter. [/italics]

RUSSIANS CAPTURE FIVE MORE TOWNS

DOUBLE DRIVE ON THE DON CONTINUED

ANOTHER 23,000 ENEMY CASUALTIES

PRECARIOUS GERMAN POSITION AT STALINGRAD

The Red Army is continuing to smash through the German defences and to exact a heavy toll in enemy troops and material north-west and south of Stalingrad. Five more towns have been recaptured.

In a special announcement from Moscow last night it was stated that 11,000 more prisoners have been taken, making the total 24,000, and that 12,000 more Axis troops have been killed. A vast amount of material, including 157 tanks, has been destroyed.

Our Military Correspondent writes that with their two chief avenues of communication severed, it would appear that the Germans will find it impossible to maintain their positions at Stalingrad and must either withdraw or be cut off altogether.

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“Dakar joins Darlan and Russian capture five more towns,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 3, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20894.

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