Big Russian push on Moscow front and Tunisia: Germans on defensive

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Big Russian push on Moscow front and Tunisia: Germans on defensive

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Article 1. Headlines: big Russian push on Moscow front, Soviet troops advance 20 miles over wide area, 10,000 Nazis die, five divisions routed: 300 localities liberated. Article 2. Headlines: Tunisia: Germans on defensive, forces await British push for Tunis and Bizerta, allies blitz supply port.

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1942-11-29

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Two newspaper cuttings mounted on a scrapbook page

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SValentineJRM1251404v10038

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LONDON, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1942

BIG RUSSIAN PUSH ON MOSCOW FRONT

Soviet Troops Advance 20 Miles over Wide Area

10,000 NAZIS DIE

Five Divisions Routed: 300 Localities Liberated

Big Soviet successes in a new offensive launched on the Moscow Front were officially announced by the Russians last night, while in the Stalingrad area an Axis army of 250,000 men was struggling to escape Marshal Timoshenko’s trap.

A special communiqué, received in London at 11 p.m., stated:-

ON THE RZHEV FRONT, Russian troops smashed the German defence lines in three places and advanced from eight to twenty miles.

IN THE VELIKYE LUKI AREA the Nazi line was broken over a front of twenty miles.

Axis troops killed in the first phase of the offensive totalled 10,000.

More than 300 Soviet inhabited localities were liberated.

Four German infantry divisions and one tank division were routed.

TUNISIA: GERMANS ON DEFENSIVE

FORCES AWAIT BRITISH PUSH FOR TUNIS AND BIZERTA

ALLIED BLITZ SUPPLY PORT

Following the repulse of their counter-attack at Tabourda, fifteen miles west of Tunis, the Germans are believed to have retired behind their defences ringing Tunis and Bizerta to await the British First Army’ s onslaught.

A spokesman at Allied Headquarters, North Africa, stated last night:-

“It is significant that the Germans are now on the defensive while at first it was not sure whether they were strong enough to launch an offensive.”

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“Big Russian push on Moscow front and Tunisia: Germans on defensive,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 24, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/21965.

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