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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionQuoth the eagle "Nevermore!"
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date15 Dec 1942
FormatNewspaper
Embedded text or transcriptLuftwaffe To Tripoli Tunis and the end of the African line Rommel
Person DepictedRommel; Erwin (1891-1944)
Implied textPoem: The Raven
NotesNews: December 15: ... North Africa:
Rommel's forces, which were about 70 miles W. of El Agheila, were bombed in a day-long
series of attacks by the R.A.F. and U.S.A.A.F., causing much damage and confusion among the
closely-packed enemy columns: at one place near "Marble Arch" blazing vehicles caused a
traffic block which disorganised the retreat for many hours; negligible enemy air
opposition (1 Me. 109 shot down). In Tunisia, first army patrols found the roads E. of
Medjez-el-Bab clear of the enemy for several miles, indicating that Gen. Nehring had at
least temporarily abandoned the attempt to take the town. American aircraft attacked the
Tunis and Bizerta airfiels, the Sfax marshalling yards, and objectives on the Sfax-susa
road during the day; at night, a devastating 8-hour raid was made on Tunis and La Goulette
by a stong force of Middle East bombers in which large fires were started, an oil storage
plant st ablaze, marshalling yards hit, and the canal through which all ships have to pass
from La goulette to Tunis docks partly blocked. ... [Keesing's Contemporary Archives
p.5514]
SubjectsGermany
Tunis
Literature
Luftwaffe
Tunisia
eagles
Deserts
Tripoli
Armed forces
birds
Quotations
Air forces
Defeat
World War 1939-1945
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