December 4, 1941

RUSSIANS SMASH TO TAGANROG; TURKS GET LEASE-LEND HELP; HULL NOT HOPEFUL ON JAPAN

From Berne:

NAZI ROUT WIDENS

Soviet Opens New Drive in North as Rostov Push Goes On

YIELDS HANGOE TO FINNS

Italians Captured in South-Fierce Battles Near Moscow Said to Halt Germans

From Washington:

U.S. FORMALIZES ITS AID TO ANKARA

President Terms Defense of Turkey Vital to Ours and Spurs Supplies

Also from Washington:

NO COMMON GROUND

Washington Talks Give No Negotiation Basis, Secretary Reveals

USE OF FORCE CHIEF ISSUE

This Country’s Moral View Is Declared Opposed to Tokyo‘s Conquest Policy

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December 3, 1941

ROOSEVELT ASKS JAPAN’S AIM IN INDO-CHINA; NEW BRITISH FLEET STEAMS INTO SINGAPORE; NAZIS UNITE IN LIBYA, ‘PURSUED’ AT ROSTOV

From Washington:

A TEST FOR TOKYO

President Asks Straight Reply on Pouring of Men Into Colony

BARS ‘POLICING’ ANSWER

Question Is Held Designed to Settle Sincerity of Tokyo in Washington Talks

From Cairo:

TOBRUK LINE IS CUT

Germans Seize Rezegh in Manoeuvre Joining Tank Divisions

BRITISH ADMIT A SETBACK

But Declare It Will Not Affect Outcome—London and Rome Each Claim a Warship

From London:

RUSSIANS PUSH ON

Predict Germans ‘Doom’ in a Southern Trap Near Taganrog

MOSCOW PRESSURE GROWS

Defenders Report Some Gains in Center, but Fierce Battle Rages in Klin Sector

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December 2, 1941

JAPAN RENEWS TALKS, BUT CAPITAL IS SKEPTICAL; BRITISH BEAT OFF ATTACKS ON TOBRUK CORRIDOR; RUSSIANS CLAIM 102 NAZI PLANES IN ROSTOV ROUT

JAPANESE SEE HULL

He Then Visits President, Who Summons Navy Chief and Hopkins

TOKYO REPLY UNRECEIVED

‘Wise Statesmanship Needed to Save Situation,’ Says Nomura—Orient on War Footing

DESERT PATH HELD

Axis Wedge Into Rezegh Line Maintained Only for Short While

ITALIAN DIVISION IN FLIGHT

Half Its Tanks Are Destroyed—British Down 15 Aircraft in One Fight in Libya

DONETS DRIVE GAINS

German Retreat Pushed West of Taganrog, Soviet Reports

MOSCOW ATTACKS HALTED

Dozens of Villages Retaken in Counter-Thrusts on Central Front, Defenders Assert

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