American B-24 Liberators out of North Africa lit up the Italian harbor of Naples with 100,000 pounds of explosives yesterday. After struggling for months to gain ground on the Axis powers in Northern Africa, the Allies recently began to push Nazi General Erwin Rommel’s forces back toward the Mediterranean. The advances have progressed far enough to allow the Allies’ to begin to shift the focus from North Africa to Italy, with the British R.A.F. pummeling the industrial areas of northwestern Italy, and leaving the southwest harbor of Naples to the Americans. Dozens of warships dotted the surface near the...Read More
Author: Kevin Huebler
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World War 2.0 tries to imagine what the reporting of World War II might have looked like if the conflict were taking place today. Articles are based on information that would have been available to the press at the time, but they are written using contemporary journalistic style. The authors are all students at Seton Hall University, working with assistant professor of journalism Matthew Pressman.
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