Live tweets from 1943

Live tweets from 1943

@RealTimeWWII

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I livetweet the Second World War as it happened on this date in 1943 & for 3 years to come (2nd time around). Created by Alwyn Collinson, realtimewwii@gmail.com

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Joined on August 29, 2011
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Average replies
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Average retweets
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Nazis are meticulous in recording numbers of victims arriving at death camps, partly for accounting purposes: SS pays German Railways a third class fare for every prisoner transported via the Holocaust trains. Children under four travel free.

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British cryptanalysts do not realise significance of report: telegram refers to “special treatment”, not killing, & lists death camps only by initial: L (Lublin), B (Bełżec), S (Sobibor), T (Treblinka). Evidence of genocide of the Jews of Poland is filed in secret UK archives.

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British codebreakers at Bletchley Park have deciphered an intercepted message to Himmler, head of the SS: the “Höfle telegram” contains detailed statistics on number of Jewish victims killed in 4 Nazi concentration camps last year. 1,274,166 people were murdered. https://t.co/qnJU6kyCJ6

British codebreakers at Bletchley Park have deciphered an intercepted message to Himmler, head of the SS: the “Höfle telegram” contains detailed statistics on number of Jewish victims killed in 4 Nazi concentration camps last year. 1,274,166 people were murdered. https://t.co/qnJU6kyCJ6

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Sandhurst Road School, in London, has been hit by 500-kilo German bomb during a daylight Luftwaffe "terror raid". 38 children & 6 teachers have been killed, 60 more injured- many buried under rubble for hours while desperate parents clawed at the ruins. https://t.co/TJIHw9cCTu
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Sandhurst Road School, in London, has been hit by 500-kilo German bomb during a daylight Luftwaffe "terror raid". 38 children & 6 teachers have been killed, 60 more injured- many buried under rubble for hours while desperate parents clawed at the ruins. https://t.co/TJIHw9cCTu

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German authorities have called in Wehrmacht troops to crush the outbreak of armed Jewish resistance in ghetto in Nazi-occupied Warsaw; in face of Jewish fighters equipped with pistols & burning bottles of gasoline, SS have fallen back.

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US bombers have hit a Japanese convoy off the coast of Burma, sinking transport ship Nichimei Maru. Americans are unaware 985 Dutch prisoners are onboard, over 50 of whom die to Allied air strike. https://t.co/wg6Svejgdx

US bombers have hit a Japanese convoy off the coast of Burma, sinking transport ship Nichimei Maru. Americans are unaware 985 Dutch prisoners are onboard, over 50 of whom die to Allied air strike. https://t.co/wg6Svejgdx

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Japanese forces are preparing to evacuate from Guadalcanal, after repeated offensives have failed to break American positions on the island; New York Times map shows the growing Allied strength in the Pacific: https://t.co/oeAKXsQZ6i

Japanese forces are preparing to evacuate from Guadalcanal, after repeated offensives have failed to break American positions on the island; New York Times map shows the growing Allied strength in the Pacific: https://t.co/oeAKXsQZ6i

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In retaliation for bombing of Berlin by RAF, 118 Luftwaffe planes are raiding London for the first time in 2 years, diverting desperately needed aircraft from the Eastern Front. 23 Londoners were killed by falling shrapnel from British anti-aircraft guns.

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Nazis have "transported" ~300,000 Jews from Warsaw ghetto in the last year- resistance fighters have now smuggled reports of extermination camps into the ghetto: Jews know only death awaits them.

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Jewish Fighting Organisation (ZOB) have smuggled guns into the Warsaw ghetto; they plan for ~60,000 remaining inhabitants to die fighting rather than be sent to Nazi death camps.

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SS officers, marching into Warsaw Ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland to round up 8000 Jews for extermination in Treblinka, are astounded to be fired on by Jewish fighters armed with machine guns.

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Royal Air Force bombers struck Berlin yesterday & again tonight, after a 14-month respite from air raids for the German capital. Onboard one of the planes is a BBC journalist, Richard Dimbleby, reporting on the cascade of incendiary bombs. https://t.co/JgTPL9ENA2

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Red Army advance into the Stalingrad pocket is taking 1000s of German troops prisoner; one Soviet soldier mockingly holds up a pair of home-made boots while standing on a captured panzer, demonstrating how unprepared Wehrmacht was for Russian winter: https://t.co/XIiZKiBDzl

Red Army advance into the Stalingrad pocket is taking 1000s of German troops prisoner; one Soviet soldier mockingly holds up a pair of home-made boots while standing on a captured panzer, demonstrating how unprepared Wehrmacht was for Russian winter: https://t.co/XIiZKiBDzl

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Construction has completed on "the Pentagon", a mammoth new office space for American military administration. Built wide & with few storeys to reduce use of reinforcing steel, it can now house 33,000 staff working on US war planning. https://t.co/OgvTcktLNX

Construction has completed on "the Pentagon", a mammoth new office space for American military administration. Built wide & with few storeys to reduce use of reinforcing steel, it can now house 33,000 staff working on US war planning. https://t.co/OgvTcktLNX

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Wounded German soldier Raimund Beyer is evacuated on the last hospital plane out of Stalingrad: "As I was loaded onboard, the doctor said softly, enviously: 'My greetings to the homeland."

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Red Army have captured Pitomnik Airfield, last landing spot for supply planes within the Stalingrad pocket; no escape now for trapped Germans.

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German officer Alex Dohna-Schlobiten: "Our men have no weapons, often no boots. Emaciated men crawl on their knees, feet consumed by frostbite."

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Dreadful plight of German troops trapped in Stalingrad is now extreme; some starving soldiers are surrendering to the Red Army in order to beg for food. https://t.co/Tu1eCAjwck

Dreadful plight of German troops trapped in Stalingrad is now extreme; some starving soldiers are surrendering to the Red Army in order to beg for food. https://t.co/Tu1eCAjwck

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