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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionAn Egyptian freeze
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date12 Dec 1940
FormatNewspaper
Embedded text or transcriptPetrol
Petrol
Telephone message to Mussolini
Translation Graziani spiking stop da difficult time-a he is here stop please to send-a me more supplies and reinforcements
Mussolini to Graziani
Translation
Sorry can't send supplies stop but am knitting you Xmas present
Nuts
Badoglio
De Vecchi
The Sack
Ciano
Rib
Person DepictedMussolini; Benito (1883-1945)
Graziani; Rodolfo
Ciano; Galeazzo (19-3-1944); conte,
Ribbentrop; Joachim von (1893-1946)
NotesNews: The resignation of Marshal Badoglio, Supreme Commander of the Italian armed forces, and his replacement by General Ugo Cavallero, formerly Commander-in-chief in Italian East Africa, was offically announced in Rome on Dec. 6. The announcement merely stated that Marshal Badoglio resigned "at his own request" and gave no further details. In the foreign press not under German control it was, however, believed that differences between the Fascist Party and the Army had been a contributory cause of the Marshal's resignation, particularly in view of the Italian debacle in Albania. On the following day the resignation of General de Vecchi, Governor of the Dodecanese, also "at his own request" was officially announced. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives p.4350] Rome. Dec. 6. Marshal Pietro Badoglio is sacked as Italian chief of staff following the setbacks in Albania. Dec. 9: The first major British land offensive against the Italians in the Western Desert today took enemy forces completely by surprise. Within hours our troops had taken 1,000 prisoners, captured an Italian camp near Sidi Barani, killed an Italian General and captured his second-in-command.... During the chill desert night British columns moved up to their start lines. In the starlit skyt hey could see waves of RAF bombers flying westwards to attack bases and airfields. Dec. 12: 30,000 Italians are reported captured by British and Commonwealth troops. [Chronicle of the 20th Century]
SubjectsItaly
dismissal
knitting
Christmas presents
Armed forces
Navies
North Africa
Defeat
Egypt
friezes
tanks
petrol
Defence
Armaments
World War 1939-1945
Royal Air Force
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