Tunis and Bizerta captured and fleeing Germans chased towards Cape Bon

SValentineJRM1251404v10067.jpg

Title

Tunis and Bizerta captured and fleeing Germans chased towards Cape Bon

Description

Article 1. The Times headlines: Tunis and Bizerta captured, official announcement of allied victory, relentless bombing by allied aircraft. Article 2. The Observer headlines: Fleeing Germans chased towards Cape Bon, British tanks aim to cut line of retreat, prisoners' totals exceeds 10,000, RAF sinks 39 ships, ends Dunkirk chance. Mentions Eisenhower praise for first army.

Date

1943-05-08
1943-05-09

Temporal Coverage

Language

Type

Format

Two newspaper cuttings mounted on a scrapbook page

Publisher

The Times
The Observer
IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Identifier

SValentineJRM1251404v10067

Transcription

THE TIMES SATURDAY MAY 8 1943

TUNIS AND BIZERTA CAPTURED

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF ALLIED VICTORY

AXIS FORCES OVERWHELMED

RELENTLESS BOMBING BY ALLIED AIRCRAFT

The capture of Tunis and Bizerta was announced late last night by Allied Headquarters in North Africa. The announcement also confirmed the capture of Ferryville by American forces, which was reported earlier yesterday.

During their rapid retreat to Tunis and Bizerta the Axis forces were subjected to intense air attacks by allied aircraft.

The Eighth Army has made a local attack south-east of Saouaf, and there has been much artillery and patrol activity on the southern front.

OBSERVER, SUNDAY, MAY 9, 1943

Fleeing Germans Chased Towards Cape Bon

British Tanks Aim to Cut Line of Retreat

Prisoners’ Total Exceeds 10,000

R.A.F. Sinks 39 Ships, Ends ‘Dunkirk’ Chance

The Allied armies in Tunisia were, last night, aiming to cut off the masses of German troops heading for the Cape Bon peninsula.

EISENHOWER’S PRAISE

‘Full of Admiration for First Army’

ALLIED H.Q., North Africa, May 8

GENERAL EISENHOWER, just back from a visit to the front, stated to-day that he was filled with admiration for the men of the First Army, who had fought over the mountain terrain in Tunisia ever since the Allied landings six months ago.

“What impressed me more than anything also during my visit to the forward areas has been the perfection of co-ordination developed among the Allied,” he stated.

“Many of the little differences that you would expect among Allied forces have disappeared. Everybody is one hundred per cent. for every-[missing words]

Citation

“Tunis and Bizerta captured and fleeing Germans chased towards Cape Bon,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 24, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22017.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.