Mediterranean Stars And Stripes in Naples, Naples 9 Dec 1942
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Mediterranean Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - December 9, 1942, Naples, Naples
Stars and stripes d stripes is edited and published by and for the e armed forces in North through the ties of the stars and and printed by 20 Rue de la mailing address 10 contents passed by the army staff s 3 us major Llewellyn Egbert White Harchar editors feel that they have waged and won a major Tam in Only a month after Allied forces first landed in North this first Issue of the stars and stripes to be published in Tifis theatre of our first Battle of this Campaign was in obtaining the tons of newsprint needed to the Many thousands of troops Here with even a fou Page week that Battle was won for we had a Good Friend Here in the publisher of Lecho who willingly Lent us the paper until such Lime As we could get our it is also in his composing room that our editorial material is being set and it is on his presses that the newspaper is being we had to overcome sizable pockets of How for the Type we used in printing the stars and stripes in London could simply not be duplicated in the result is that we can Hope Here Only to approximate in appearance the newspapers we have been accustomed to Reading at other peculiarities of French newspaper Dom caused numerous other French column widths Are narrower than we had trouble with their Linotype the letters w and k for were either nonexistent or while French quotation Marks were so unlike ours that we decided to use double apostrophes they have no Dollar which Means Well have to write out american the wartime Stock of French newsprint is so inferior to ours that our photographic reproductions Are bound to weve already discovered that the Beauty of even the most glamorous Hollywood actress is Likely to suffer somewhat when transcribed to the Ages of this new stars and stripes Linotype operators and printers who can set and handle to say nothing of men who can write the Are not exactly numerous in the armed forces in North weve kid to select our objectives carefully and then make several Well planned raids on a couple of outfits hereabouts to ret this very special besides All we plan to Mako this new stars and stripes news paper which will report the varied of the men stationed the african littoral from Bizerte to were looking for Soldier and if youd like to be write us and let us if your outfit is doing something you think is important or interesting dont fail to Tell us about if you have a a Gripe or Ivan a Corrve written a Send it alone and the Rhan publish wed also like to ree your if you any questions to Well try our Best to find Cut the answers our offices Are in the new american red Cross service club it 10 Boulevard and a Welcome Rign is always come in and see the paper will sell for two francs a but if youre already a subscriber to the stars and stripes of London you can use that subscription to cover a subscription if youll probably be Able to arrange through your unit officer the sales of the stars and stripes to buy the paper on space will necessarily be limited during these first few it we Hope in time to publish not once weekly but i to or three limes a after that the time May come when we dare Hope to become it Laily army permits canned cables personal cables May be sent to the United states and great it was announced by provided messages Are censored at their source by army censors stationed in Cable and radio All messages must show sans origins in the preamble until appropriate Apo Cable addresses have been contents of messages must not refer to any organization or geographical location other than the general one North for the personal mess Ages will be restricted to two of seven available sentences 1 have arrived safely in North Africa and am Many Happy returns of the Day i were with 3 your letters arriving safely am Well and 4 have not had any news from you please write 5 Christmas greetings and Happy new year to 6 Hope you have received my letters i miss 7 messages can be filed at any civilian Telegraph office posted telephones it telegraphs on the Telegram form and will Cost 50 specimen Cable Odresse mrs do you have your commanding officer 519 sixth Baton 5 John to cute signature it is anticipated that Ordinary telegrams will be permitted when better facilities Are available Campaign a Marvel of planning first 3 Days were hardest the next guv we want Over Here is wimpy Jones to open up a Hamelburger with Fried onions please stand around the theres a doctor As says people who Are always tired May be suf Vav v i am a and of what a curse of All of my this is the i read these letters till far in the and one in a Hundred is prob ably i Hack and i Cut with my trusty Blade As on through the mountains of mail i there Are letters to and wives its strange to know intimately so Many i read of their ambitions and of their and of their Here i must Cut for he mentions the another slice out for he talks of another deletion he wrote of a Date must Cut again says shipments arc enclosed is a picture that cannot be sent for in it there shows one each in tired and in ill give this one hell who write such drivel please Pray me this letters in full goodness alls gone but Dearest and with love i this is the worst i have seen in my whats this be gods prom me to my wife is George Fering from constitutional in try that on your top kick some two girls were Riding along near when they saw an animal in the what a Tunny animal cried wonder what it is the other it has two must be either a Corporal or a Frederick an air Force knew what he was supposed to but he didst know where to do it for 12 Days he was Parle Vous Soldier dont travel through this War like a learn to speak a Little however and dont is self conscious about practising it on the French population heres a few As a youre very i ties ires zet tray Holee Sil Vous Sil Voo play i want my clothes vex Faire Blanchin Mon yer fare Blau sheer Mohn la Hnz wait a units too trop Troh Shair bring me do cafe do Raffay i dont be comp ends be Kom Praun pah listed awol before he was finally discovered with army friends he had followed into a new when the private was peeling Einstein said he didst under stand but we know a sol Dier Down Here who has found a Good use for it even though Doest come in Phil radio claims Hitler says he has soldiers around and if you dont believe it hell dig them up Lor it was 9 in millions of americans were sitting around their radios listen Ling to the saturday night pro some of the Best of the suddenly the soft music of american dance bands was Bro Ken by the tense voices of announcers who save for such historic moments a grave air of finality ladies and gentlemen this program to bring you an important a powerful Atlanta eau ish equipped with adequate weapons of modern warfare and under american is Lan Ding on the coasts of it provides a second soon another announcer was on the it was press not speaking in French to the French assuring them that we had come to North Africa not for territorial gain but merely to Lepel the m me Throat of Germany and Italy has been removed irom you1 i it we immediately your be even As the Ace was being rebroadcast Over and Over again that of no vember we were 1 in american the annul infantry marines and thu i jackets were the first to m aircraft and destroyers covered their Landini the 12th air with Little at its helped screen the j airports and at some Points an Allied air Force was Landing and taking off by the time the Sun was Back at Headquarters Dwight Eisenhower the worked through the first american blow at the Axis in the Western the time was certainly Britain 8lh army was Blasgim Field marshal Erwin von rom mels forces the afrika Korps would soon Retreat past Benghazi to Al the rus sians were about to Start an offensive which would virtually lift the siege of this new of enslave was one of the biggest shocks Adolf Hitler had the americans going ashore sunday Mornie hitlers own it verite invasion due to play More hell with hitlers plan than any Force or Factor had Ever done in a similar length of this operation involved a Stag Gering total of merchant tonnage a fact which added to the sur prise of Axis leaders who had apparently been hypnotized by their own propaganda into believing we simply not have that Many ships air forces and merchant shipping worked together with almost flaw less Speed and thou Sands of persons were involved in the truck who never realized until after the Landing in North Africa just Why they had been shipping goods to the South coast of England that were plainly consigned for the North of what these workers did not the time that labels were code addresses that for might mean Algiers there had to be reports on the weather this Force was Likely to there were rehearsals for the actual some of the convoys had to be refuelled med ical Money All had to be provided meet the estimated demands of communications Between ship and inter unit and had to be figured there were three main Points at which the first landings were the City where Charles Boyer made love to Hedy Lamarr on the at a City of granaries and phosphate works France great african naval base in the Western the timetable was american infantry broke Down cratered resistance at Algiers and entered French Africa largest City that first sunday Oran was entered the third Day of the Casablanca the fourth at american Shock troops Ami commandos attacking the Niter of City from the Hae to abandon their ships to the water when naval units and Shore Bat teries of mind survivors were by the French at yanks ran into some to Jbv from the guns of the ton Joan but not to slow Thorn up for commanding the Onur task Force at started walking toward the town ahead of the infantry when he heard the defenders were seeking an lie found a tank by the Side of the Road and Rode the rest of the Way outside the the last ceasefire order Fame to commanding Western task on his birthday when a blindfolded French driven in a motor the american lines above Vidala Allied forces had at hone Ami 1ar to the and had begun their penetration of the French brute torte of alarmed by Thesey Udden the Axis decided to occupy All of France null Benan Landing air borne troops at Tunis and Bizerte in an attempt to stave off a Back door threat to Rommel in As a result of nil this action Italy woke up to the fact that the War had suddenly arrived at her very her air factories were being bombed nightly both from Africa and she was in danger of los ing the last vestiges of her african fascist radio commentators and journalists became hysterical in warning the italian people of Days Cordell Secretary of whose diplomacy was for the fact that the allies had so Many French friends in North Africa who welcomed our sent to Eisenhower this message the planning and launching of the North african Campaign constitutes one of the most Brilliant chapters in our military history and i extend to you and to he army personnel participating my sincere congratulations on a Job Well this highly successful operation is a real contribution toward final
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