Two articles: Russians sweep in over Kalmuck steps and the Algiers arrests

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Two articles: Russians sweep in over Kalmuck steps and the Algiers arrests

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Article 1. Headlines: Russians sweep in over Kalmuck steps, Germans in full retreat S.W opf Koteliniko, more railway towns captured, four enemy divisions destroyed. Article 2. Headlines: the Algiers arrests, political moves behind Giraud, added need of French unity, an American view.

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1943-01-01

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Two newspaper cuttings mounted on a scrapbook page

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The Times
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THE TIMES FRIDAY JANUARY 1 1943

RUSSIANS SWEEPIN[missing letter] OVER KALMUCK STEP[missing letters] S

GERMANS IN FULL R[missing letters]EAT S.W. OF KOTELNIKO

MORE RAILWAY TOWNS CA[missing letters]RED

FOUR ENEMY DIVIS[missing letters]NS DESTROYED

The main German forces are in full retreat s[missing letters]-westwards from Kotelnikovo and the Russians have heavily eng[missing letters]d garrisons left behind for delaying action.

A great sweep by the Russian left wing has r[missing letters]lted in the capture of Zimovniki, 50 miles down the railway [missing word] Salsk from Kotelnikovo.

The Russian High Command reported last [missing word] that the town and railway station of Oblivskaya and the [missing word and letters]onal centres of Nizhne-Kirskaya and Priutnaya had been ca[missing letters]ed.

THE ALGIERS ARRESTS

POLITICAL MOVES BEHIND GIRAUD

ADDED NEED OF FRENCH UNITY

From Our Diplomatic Correspondent

If anyone thought for a moment that Darlan’s murder would simplify affairs in North Africa he must have been given a sharp jolt towards reality yesterday. General Giraud, as briefly reported in the later editions of [italics] The Times [/italics] yesterday, announced on Wednesday that, convinced that other would-be assassins were preparing their weapons, he had acted first. He had arrested 12 Frenchmen. Four of them were police officials, two or three others were men who had helped the allies before the landing, and some of the others were considered to be pro-Vichy. General Giraud said that he would rather prevent than punish. For the sake of preserving order behind the front he had taken these measures without any political motives.

To the British, and apparently to the American, peoples the whole affair appears on first hearing to be wildly confusing. How is it that pro-allied Frenchmen can be arrested?

AN AMERICAN VIEW

An American broadcaster from Algiers attempted an answer in remarkably frank terms. According to Reuter, Charles Collingwood, of the Columbia Broadcasting System, declared yesterday:-

There is an impression here that the fault of the present Government in North Africa is that it is made up of pro-Vichy and anti-de Gaulle men. General Giraud said yesterday that he did not see many pro-Vichy men in power. Be that as it may, the impression still remains here; and acts like the arrest of a number of pro-allied persons do not help to remove that impression. I have talked to a great many people about these arrests, but I have heard no one blame Giraud. He is still held by all parties here to be an incorruptible soldier, a man who has dedicated himself to the task of defeating Germany. . . . What worries people here is not Giraud but the men who are General Giraud’s Government.

That appears to be a fair summary of opinion in some sections in Algiers. Among other sections the habit of Vichy still persists, and probably these sections are trying to increase their power now that the High Commissioner does not touch politics. [missing letters]he whole affair, still puzzling in some d[missing letters]ls, increases the need for establishing [missing letters]eement between all forces of Fran[missing letters]w ranged against the common ene[missing letters]nly after such agreement can a [missing word] and representative civilian aut[missing letters]be set up.

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“Two articles: Russians sweep in over Kalmuck steps and the Algiers arrests,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/21987.

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