Ref NoDL1938
Alt Ref NoDL1938
Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or Caption[no caption]
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date09 Nov 1942
Size41.5 x 50cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Person DepictedMussolini; Benito (1883-1945)
Rommel; Erwin (1891-1944)
NotesNews: The landing of American troops in French North Africa was announced by the White House in the following statement on Nov. 8: "United States Army, Navy and Air Forces started landing operations during the hours of darkness this morning at numerous points on the shores of North Africa. Steps have been taken to give the French people, by radio and leaflet, early information of landings. These combined operations were supported by units of the Royal Navy and the R.A.F. Lieut.-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, U.S. Army, is C.-in-C. of the Allied forces, which is equipped with adequate weapons of modern warfare. The landing of the American Army is being assisted by the British Navy and Air Forces, and will in the immediate future be reinforced by a considerable number of divisions of the British Army.... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5445] Nov. 9: ... Middle East: Clearance of the battle area continued, with nearly all remaining enemy forces well beyond the Libyan frontier, though rearguards continued to offer some resistance at Sidi Barrani and Sollum; British bombing and stafing continued and 1 Me.109 was shot down. Large numbers of Italian prisoners, nearly all in a condition described as "appalling" - starved and tattered, some wearing football boots captured at Tobruk - continued to come in... Correspondents' despatches said that the Italians were overjoyed to be taken prisoners. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.5456]
Star-spangled Banner
North Africa Campaign
Armed forces
World War 1939-1945
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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