Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gone in a Puff of Smoke; Chronicling the Past: November 16, 1944

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Gone in a Puff of Smoke; Chronicling the Past: November 16, 1944

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WE'RE revisiting an edition of the Chronicle from 70 years ago - Thursday, November 16, 1944, to be precise.

This was a time when the tide of World War II was turning against Germany as Allied troops pressed on after the success of D-Day.

As we reported on page two that day, the Second Army was clearing the Germans from Holland, while further south the First and Third

This was a time when the tide of World War II was turning against Germany as Allied troops pressed on after the success of D-Day.

As we reported on page two that day, the Second Army was clearing the Germans from Holland, while further south the First armies were on the Luxembourg frontier, and pointing towards Cologne.

Our report summed up the defiant mood of the Allies in late 1944.

"This, and kindred moves elsewhere, aim at bending the Hun line back to its own territory."

Meanwhile, the bottom half of the same page contained dozens of listings for the region's theatres and cinemas, reflecting the way the folk of Tyneside relaxed as they coped with the rigours of war. …

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