Friday, March 24, 2017
Finally with extracts and my commentary WW2 headlines from:
"THE NEW YORK TIMES
COMPLETE WORLD WAR II
The Coverage of the Entire Conflict"
Headlines: "COVERAGE from the BATTLE FIELD to the HOME FRONT"
"SOVIET SEEKS HOLD IN NORTH AFRICA BY A TRUSTEESHIP"
"ERITREA IN SOVIET SCOPE"
"Big Five Council Startled by Bid for North Africa Area - - Molotoff Explains Aims"
By C.L. Sulzberger
19 September 1945.
By Council to The New York Times
"LONDON, Sept. 18 - - The Soviet Union has formally advised the Big Five countries of Foreign Ministers that it considers that the former Italian domain of Tripolitania should be administered under an individual trusteeship for the United Nations organization and that the U.S.s.R would like to assume the role."
Trusteeship as desired by the Soviet to include:
"Furthermore . . . Moscow was directly interested in the future of Italy's Red Sea colony Eritrea."
WARM WEATHER PORTS! FOREIGN IF NECESSARY!
Ever since the time of Peter the Great the Russian Soviet naval vessels desiring bases and port facilities from which sea power can be exercised on a yearly and round-the-clock basis.
Eritrea and Libya possessions of the Italian fascists prior to the outbreak of the war. The Soviet demanding their fair share of the "loot" in the aftermath of the fighting but as regards Italy being denied.
Notice also the proximity of Eritrea to the Strait of Bab el-Mandab. So much in the news recently!
Again with finality this ends the series of blog entries headlines from THE NEW YORK TIMES during that period of WW2. Devoted readers to the blog are that much better for it too. And thank you NYT.