Live tweets from 1943

Live tweets from 1943

@RealTimeWWII

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I livetweet the Second World War as it happened on this date in 1943 & for 3 years to come (2nd time around). Created by Alwyn Collinson, realtimewwii@gmail.com

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Joined on August 29, 2011
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Red Army advance into the Stalingrad pocket is taking 1000s of German troops prisoner; one Soviet soldier mockingly holds up a pair of home-made boots while standing on a captured panzer, demonstrating how unprepared Wehrmacht was for Russian winter: https://t.co/XIiZKiBDzl

Red Army advance into the Stalingrad pocket is taking 1000s of German troops prisoner; one Soviet soldier mockingly holds up a pair of home-made boots while standing on a captured panzer, demonstrating how unprepared Wehrmacht was for Russian winter: https://t.co/XIiZKiBDzl

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Construction has completed on "the Pentagon", a mammoth new office space for American military administration. Built wide & with few storeys to reduce use of reinforcing steel, it can now house 33,000 staff working on US war planning. https://t.co/OgvTcktLNX

Construction has completed on "the Pentagon", a mammoth new office space for American military administration. Built wide & with few storeys to reduce use of reinforcing steel, it can now house 33,000 staff working on US war planning. https://t.co/OgvTcktLNX

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Wounded German soldier Raimund Beyer is evacuated on the last hospital plane out of Stalingrad: "As I was loaded onboard, the doctor said softly, enviously: 'My greetings to the homeland."

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Red Army have captured Pitomnik Airfield, last landing spot for supply planes within the Stalingrad pocket; no escape now for trapped Germans.

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German officer Alex Dohna-Schlobiten: "Our men have no weapons, often no boots. Emaciated men crawl on their knees, feet consumed by frostbite."

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Dreadful plight of German troops trapped in Stalingrad is now extreme; some starving soldiers are surrendering to the Red Army in order to beg for food. https://t.co/Tu1eCAjwck

Dreadful plight of German troops trapped in Stalingrad is now extreme; some starving soldiers are surrendering to the Red Army in order to beg for food. https://t.co/Tu1eCAjwck

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Allied leaders meet in newly liberated French Morocco, with Free French leaders Generals De Gaulle & Giraud, to thrash out their strategy for next phase of war: how to assure total annihilation of the Axis. https://t.co/4QaGjHz5iJ

Allied leaders meet in newly liberated French Morocco, with Free French leaders Generals De Gaulle & Giraud, to thrash out their strategy for next phase of war: how to assure total annihilation of the Axis. https://t.co/4QaGjHz5iJ

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For the first time ever, an American President has flown in a plane while on official business, to dodge German U-boats in the Atlantic; it took a 4-day plane ride (with stopovers) to take Roosevelt to Casablanca. https://t.co/lxK2uACqzg

For the first time ever, an American President has flown in a plane while on official business, to dodge German U-boats in the Atlantic; it took a 4-day plane ride (with stopovers) to take Roosevelt to Casablanca. https://t.co/lxK2uACqzg

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Under intense secrecy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill & US President Roosevelt meet in Casablanca, freshly captured by Allied troops, for a major war conference with Free French leaders. https://t.co/ay1bywp3ZG

Under intense secrecy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill & US President Roosevelt meet in Casablanca, freshly captured by Allied troops, for a major war conference with Free French leaders. https://t.co/ay1bywp3ZG

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Axis forces guarding Leningrad were stretched thin, in an effort to prevent Soviet forces from breaking out of the besieged city; they were unprepared for assault from without, despite heavy defences: https://t.co/mEN94JTXUY

Axis forces guarding Leningrad were stretched thin, in an effort to prevent Soviet forces from breaking out of the besieged city; they were unprepared for assault from without, despite heavy defences: https://t.co/mEN94JTXUY

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The first cracks have appeared in the siege of Leningrad: Red Army troops from within the city embrace fellow Soviet soldiers who have broken through German encirclement, cutting a narrow corridor along southern bank of Lake Ladoga. https://t.co/Hw6DFcNpX4

The first cracks have appeared in the siege of Leningrad: Red Army troops from within the city embrace fellow Soviet soldiers who have broken through German encirclement, cutting a narrow corridor along southern bank of Lake Ladoga. https://t.co/Hw6DFcNpX4

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~100 crew who survived USS Juneau's sinking on 13th November were left adrift for eight days, suffering hypothermia, dehydration, & shark attacks. A B-17 bomber crew's report of survivors went unnoticed among routine paperwork for a week. 10 were rescued.

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Americans Thomas & Alleta Sullivan have been informed that their five sons- George, Frank, Joe, Matt & Al, who joined US Navy on condition they all serve aboard the same ship- have been killed after a Japanese submarine torpedoed their ship, USS Juneau. https://t.co/kAfx14Hiqq

Americans Thomas & Alleta Sullivan have been informed that their five sons- George, Frank, Joe, Matt & Al, who joined US Navy on condition they all serve aboard the same ship- have been killed after a Japanese submarine torpedoed their ship, USS Juneau. https://t.co/kAfx14Hiqq

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From the Finnish border in the north to the Caucasus in the south, this has been a winter of offensives for the Red Army, smashing into Axis forces at Stalingrad, Leningrad & near Moscow. New York Times map shows Soviet successes: https://t.co/qHgOBnu9Hb

From the Finnish border in the north to the Caucasus in the south, this has been a winter of offensives for the Red Army, smashing into Axis forces at Stalingrad, Leningrad & near Moscow. New York Times map shows Soviet successes: https://t.co/qHgOBnu9Hb

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Operation Spark: white-clad soldiers of the Soviet Second Shock Army have advanced round the southern shore of Lake Ladoga (bottom right of map), hitting Axis forces encircling Leningrad & trying to link up with a breakthrough from Red Army troops in the city. https://t.co/G34aYNC3mv

Operation Spark: white-clad soldiers of the Soviet Second Shock Army have advanced round the southern shore of Lake Ladoga (bottom right of map), hitting Axis forces encircling Leningrad & trying to link up with a breakthrough from Red Army troops in the city. https://t.co/G34aYNC3mv

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Red Army have launched Operation Iskra (Spark): a huge assault on German forces besieging Leningrad, aiming to break the two-year-siege of the Soviet city. https://t.co/BMXIs1yDZr

Red Army have launched Operation Iskra (Spark): a huge assault on German forces besieging Leningrad, aiming to break the two-year-siege of the Soviet city. https://t.co/BMXIs1yDZr

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German General Zeitzler, safe in Berlin, eats Stalingrad rations in solidarity with trapped 6th Army; after weeks without adequate nutrition, Hitler orders the emaciated General to stop.

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Bad weather & continual Red Army advances have reduced air supply of food to Stalingrad to a trickle; German troops are on starvation rations as they face a renewed Soviet assault.

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