December 10, 1940

BRITISH SEIZE 1,000 ITALIANS  IN SUDDEN THRUST IN EGYPT; GREEKS WIN NEW POSITIONS

From Egypt:

DESERT BATTLE ON

Fascisti in Sidi Barrani Area Are Attacked in ‘Great’ Dawn Raid

ITALIAN COMMANDER SLAIN

Britain’s Mechanized Forces, Planes and Warships Take Part in the Fighting

From Athens:

GREEKS NOW HOLD FOURTH OF ALBANIA

Italians Continue Retreat on Coast as Foes Push Drive on Port of Valona

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December 9, 1940

GREEKS CAPTURE ARGYROKASTRON; MAJOR AIR ASSAULT HITS LONDON; NAZI FREIGHTER CAUGHT OFF CUBA

From Athens:

VITAL BASE FALLS

Italians Continue Their Retreat to Northwest With Greeks Pursuing

MUCH EQUIPMENT TAKEN

Fascisti Lose Last Airdrome Along Border —Foe’s Shipping, Ports Bombed by R.A.F.

From London:

BOMBS RAIN ON CITY

British Capital Assailed Furiously as Nazis End Raid Lull

MANY FIRES ARE STARTED

Widespread Damage Likely in What Berlin Calls One of Heaviest Attacks of War

On the Nazi Freighter:

British Cruiser Ends Dash Of Freighter From Tampico

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December 8, 1940

ROOSEVELT PLEDGES AID TO GREECE; NEW SHAKE-UP IN ITALIAN COMMAND; R.A.F. POUNDS 15 GERMAN AIR BASES

From Washington:

NOTE HAILS GREEKS

President, Replying to King’s Plea, Says Help Is Being Planned

STRESSES RED CROSS AID

Athens Needs Planes Now—Britain Has Prior Right to Our Supplies

From Rome:

SECOND ROME SHIFT

Dodecanese Chief Quits and Is Replaced by Noted General

MUSSOLINI TAKES CHARGE

Calls In Blitzkrieg Experts to Stiffen Stand in Greece-Party Stresses Discipline

From London:

R.A.F. RAIDS BALK ATTACKS BY NAZIS

Pounding of 15 Air Bases in France and Low Countries Helps Defend Britain

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