Two articles: huge Nazi losses in 2 Soviet pushes and Rommel in retreat to the west

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Two articles: huge Nazi losses in 2 Soviet pushes and Rommel in retreat to the west

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Article 1. Headlines: huge Nazi losses in 2 Soviet pushes, 169,000 men killed and 74,500 captured by Russians, Stalingrad takes 1510 tanks in 3 weeks, Article 2. Headlines: Rommel in retreat to west, driven from strong El Agheila positions, more successes for submarines, enemy supply ships sunk. Mentions destruction of 8 enemy transport aircraft.

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1942-12-13

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Two newspaper cuttings mounted on a scrapbook page

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The Observer
IBCC Digital Archive

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SValentineJRM1251404v10043

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THE OBSERVER, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1942

HUGE NAZI LOSSES IN 2 SOVIET PUSHES

169,000 Men Killed and 74,500 Captured by Russians

STALINGRAD TAKES 1,510 TANKS IN 3 WEEKS

A special Russian communiqué received in London at midnight stated that in the Soviet offensives on the Stalingrad and Moscow fronts during the past month a total of 169,000 Germans have been killed and 74,500 prisoners taken.

The Nazi casualties and losses in armour and equipment on the two fronts were:-

STALINGRAD. – 94,000 men killed; 72,400 taken prisoner; 1,510 tanks captured; 353 transport planes destroyed.

MOSCOW (CENTRAL) FRONT. – 75,000 troops killed; 2,100 taken prisoner.

The special communiqué, which [missing words]

DECEMBER 14 1942

ROMMEL IN RETREAT TO THE WEST

DRIVEN FROM STRONG EL AGHEILA POSITIONS

MORE SUCCESSES FOR SUBMARINES

ENEMY SUPPLY SHIPS SUNK

Rommel has been driven out of his strong positions at El Agheila and is in retreat to the west, it was officially stated in a message received from Cairo this morning.

Official reports on two successive days announce important successes by British submarines against Axis shipping in the Mediterranean. An armed merchant cruiser is among the vessels sunk.

In the air a large enemy convoy has been smashed by our fighters, and among the machines destroyed were eight enemy transport aircraft.

Two more enemy thrusts with tanks and infantry in Tunisia have been repelled.

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“Two articles: huge Nazi losses in 2 Soviet pushes and Rommel in retreat to the west,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 21, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/21970.

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