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Gen. George Patton takes over in North Africa....

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March 19, 1943

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 19, 1943

* General George S. Patton promoted
* Takes control in North Africa campaign
* World War II - WWII

The front page has a six column headline: "AMERICANS DRIVE 42 MILES, TAKE GAFSA; FRENCH AND BRITISH ALSO MOVE IN TUNISIA" with subheads and related map.

Page 4 has a two column heading: "Patton Commands in Mis-Tunisia; Leads Americans in Offensive" with subhead: "Colorful Tank Expert Hopes to Defeat Axis Forces Soon Because He Can't Smoke or Drink Till the Job Is Done" and photo (see photos). This is 1st report coverage on General George S. Patton's promotion.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on World war II. Complete in 38 pages, rag edition in great condition.

Category: World War II

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