Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Nov

7

1942

Hitler avoids facing his own troops

A large troop convoy on its way to North Africa.

The atmosphere was tense. We were already many hours late, for at every sizable station a prolonged stop was made in order to connect the telephone cable with the railroad telegraph system, so we could get the latest reports. From early moming on a mighty armada of transports, accompanied by large naval units, had been passing through the Strait of Gibralter into the Mediterranean.