Where’s Waldo [coming from] – WWII?

Friday, June 25, 1943

p.3_June 25, 1943The Axis was pulling back troops toward Berlin and shortening its defense lines in preparation for Allied invasion. But which direction would it come from? Now that the Allies held North Africa, one possibility was through the Balkans. Another was through Italy, which was already under heavy bombing. In either case, the Nazis were abandoning islands in the Mediterranean and concentrating troops along the new defensive lines. These movements encouraged Lt. Gen. Jacob L. Devers, US commander in chief in the European theater to declare “the tide if war has turned.” He didn’t exactly say it would soon but it certainly sounded possible. He also predicted the war would bring about “momentous changes” and that “we must face the fact that the post-war period will require as much courage, possibly even more fortitude than the war years themselves.”

A joyous time to light the Sabbath candles.






This entry was posted in Chicago during WW II, Jewish life in America during WW II, Music and Media, WWII, Today in WWII, Uncategorized, World War II and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s