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face of evil

By Arthur Szky, 'The New York Times', 1942

Face of Evil: Szyk draws Hitler

Battle of Egypt
El-Alamein

1942

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"The End of the Beginning."
Two years of see-saw warfare comes to an end.

1942A

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', February, 1942

1942B

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', May 18, 1942

"With Malta in enemy hands, the Mediterranian route would be competely closed to us . . .
this tiny island was a vital feature in the defence of our Middle East position."

- General Hastings Ismay, 1942 U.K.

1942D

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', May 28, 1942

Battle of Gazala - Rommel breaks the British positions and drives them back into Egypt.

1942AA

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', June 11, 1942

At the Battle of Bir-Hakeim, the Free French defended the site against Rommel for 16 days.

1942C

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', June 23, 1942

May 27 - June 29, 1942
In the Western desert, Rommel's Afrikakorps smash through British lines
taking Tobruk (with 35,000 men captured) and reaches El-Alamein,
66 miles from Alexandria.

1942BB

By Upton, 'The Daily Sketch', June 27, 1942

Rommel's Afrika-korps were threatening to overrun Egypt and the Middle East.

1942CC

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', July 10, 1942

What was known in the West
Twice in June, 1942, the BBC broadcast accounts that Nazi authorites were systematically
exterminating the entire Jewish population of Poland.

1942DD

By Upton, 'The Daily Sketch', July 25, 1942

On April 15, 1942, King George VI awarded the George Cross "to the island fortress of Malta" for its people's bravery and heroism.

.1942E

July 26, 1942 - First battle of El Alamein ends in a continued stalemate.

1942_A

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', September 3, 1942

1942F

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', October 26, 1942

October 23, 1942 - Second battle of El Alamein.

1942G

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', November 2, 1942

British Eight Army under General Montgomery breaks through Rommel's lines.

1942I

By Strube, 'The Daily Express'

November 3, 1942. Churchill: "Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat."

1942H

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', November 4, 1942

Heavy RAF activity over El Alamein

1942FF

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', November 4, 1942

"A Knock Out"
General Montgomery: "The Boche is completely finished".

1942GG

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', November 5, 1942

A "V for Vendetta" to "Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November".

1942P

By Illingworth, 'The Daily Mail', November 8, 1942

Speech by Churchill at Mansion House, November 10, 1942:
"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps the end of the beginning." referring to Battle of Egypt.

1942K

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', November 8, 1942

1942J

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', November 9, 1942

November 8, 1942, Operation Tourch. The United States 1st Armored Division lands at Oran, Algeria.

1942M

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', November 14, 1942

November 13, 1942, the Eighth Army 'returns' to Tobruk.

1942L

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', November 17, 1942

1942EE

By Ghilchik, 'The Daily Sketch', November 30, 1942

1942N

By Low, 'The Evening Standard', December 1942

1942HH

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', December 14, 1942

Jan Karski, a Polish gentile who witnessed the horrors of the Warsaw ghetto and a German concentration camp.
On his return to London Karski warned of the holocaust but no one believed him.

1942O

By Strube, 'The Daily Express', December 15, 1942

By late December, Montgomery's 8th army had evicted Rommel's Afrika-korps from Libya.