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USS Midway... Operation Sandy... V-2 rocket...

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September 09, 1947

WILKES-BARRE RECORD, Penn., September 9, 1947

* "Exodus 1947" Aliyah Bet - Jewish refugees to Germany
* German V-2 rockets testing - Operation Sandy & Pushover
* Aircraft Carrier USS Midway - 1st such test

The front page has a historic report regarding the arrival of the Jewish refuges from the Exodus 1947 vessel, which had been captured by the British outside of Palestine. In a tragic twist of fate, the displaced refugees were relocated to Germany. The four column headline reads: "British Troops Put 1,406 Refugee Jews Ashore at Hamburg, Quelling Resistance With Clubs and Fists" with subheads and related photo. (see)
Wikipedia notes: "The treatment of the refugees at the camps caused an international outcry after it was claimed that the conditions could be likened to German concentration camps."
The front page also has a one column heading: "German V-s Rocket Is Fired From Deck of U.S. Carrier" with subhead. (see)
Complete with 22 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice.

Category: The 20th Century