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1942 Francois 'Jean' Darlan assassination...

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December 25, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 25, 1942 

* Jean Louis Xavier Francois Darlan 
* French Navy admiral assassination 
* World War II - WWII

The front page has a nice banner headline headline: "DARLAN SHOT DEAD BY FRENCHMAN IN ALGIERS; ROOSEVELT BRANDS ACT 'FIRST-DEGREE MURDER" with subheads and photo of Darlan. (see) First report coverage continues on the following pages with a few more related photos. Lengthy text here. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on World War II. Complete in 32 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century