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“Strassburger Neueste Nachrichten”, 15.05.1943, p_40-42




German Newspaper


German Archives


The lead article of the pages is called “The illusion of a weak South-Front”, it reflects on the past battles in Tunisia and the Anglo-Saxon conception of the Axis Power being weakened. Despite of capturing parts of Tunisia, the UK and USA are portrayed as inferior, since it took them a long time to succeed. However, the lost war in North Africa isn’t shown as a defeat, it is even considered beneficial since Italian and German troops are concentrated and it is spoken of a “boost in motivation”. A funk message aimed at Italian and German mothers is spread, where the achievements of their sons are praised.  The situation at the East-Front is also mentioned (the portrayal of the “Eastern-man” belonging to Fascist Europe now.

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