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Jason_Williams
Everyone,

 

To add atmosphere to the Career we will have Newspaper articles that appear which you can read about events in the war as you fly the Career.

 

In ROF we have a newspaper edition every two weeks (Monday of each second week)

 

in Sturmovik it will be good to have the newspaper release once per week (Monday of each week). But if special editions are too close to a regular release (3 days or less)- regular may be removed. Or, if we can get enough articles, than we may keep regular editions near special dates.

 

Like in ROF, articles should contain news on what have happened since the release of the previous newspaper edition.

 

The format will be the same as in ROF.

 


- Main header for great events

- Main article (name, text body, photo)

- Secondary article (name, text body, photo)

- Two headers for articles which text body is not recognizable

 


Regarding to TOW phases time period release dates should be:

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02.oct.1941 (special edition due to Battle of Moscow beginning)

06.oct.1941

11.oct.1941 (special edition due to "City under siege" beginning)

20.oct.1941

27.oct.1941

03.nov.1941

10.nov.1941

15.nov.1941 (special edition due to "Last assault" beginning)

24.nov.1941

01.dec.1941

05.dec.1941 (special edition due to "Counteroffensive" beginning)

15.dec.1941

22.dec.1941

29.dec.1941

08.jan.1942 (special edition due to "Road to Rzhev" beginning)

12.jan.1942

19.jan.1942

26.jan.1942

02.feb.1942

09.feb.1942

16.feb.1942

23.feb.1942

02.mar.1942

09.mar.1942

16.mar.1942

23.mar.1942

30.mar.1942

06.apr.1942

13.apr.1942

20.apr.1942 (special edition due to Battle of Moscow ending)

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23.aug.1942 (special edition due to Battle of Stalingrad beginning)

31.aug.1942 (special edition due to "On the near approaches" beginning)

07.sep.1942

13.sep.1942 (special edition due to "City assault" beginning)

21.sep.1942

28.sep.1942

05.oct.1942

12.oct.1942

19.oct.1942

26.oct.1942

02.nov.1942

09.nov.1942

14.nov.1942 (special edition due to "Prelude to Counter-Offensive" beginning)

19.nov.1942 (special edition due to "Operation Uranus" beginning)

25.nov.1942 (special edition due to "Air Bridge" beginning)

30.nov.1942

07.dec.1942

12.dec.1942 (special edition due to "Unternehmen Wintergewitter" beginning)

21.dec.1942

28.dec.1942

04.jan.1943

10.jan.1943 (special edition due to "The Ring of Death" beginning)

18.jan.1943

25.jan.1943

02.feb.1943 (special edition due to Battle of Stalingrad ending)

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17.apr.1943 (special edition due to Battle of Kuban beginning)

26.apr.1943

29.apr.1943 (special edition due to "In the skies over Krymskaya" beginning)

03.may.1943

10.may.1943

17.may.1943

26.may.1943 (special edition due to "The second attempt" beginning)

31.may.1943

08.jun.1943 (special edition due to "Calm before the storm" beginning)

14.jun.1943

21.jun.1943

28.jun.1943

05.jul.1943

12.jul.1943

19.jul.1943

26.jul.1943

02.aug.1943

09.aug.1943

16.aug.1943

23.aug.1943

30.aug.1943

06.sep.1943

09.sep.1943 (special edition due to "Novorossiysk-Taman operation" beginning)

13.sep.1943

20.sep.1943

27.sep.1943

04.oct.1943

09.oct.1943 (special edition due to Battle of Kuban ending)

 

The Newspapers follow a special format. Please read below.

 


MAIN HEADER:

There is one main header for each newspaper which is released right after the big and important world event. If there are no big events - there should be no main header.

Main header should be in capital letters.

Each header should contains not more than 40 symbols, only one line.

Main header file:

.txt

example:

main_19161219_ItalyEntersWar.txt

 

ARTICLES:

There are two articles for each newspaper, not less, not more.

Each article should tell about WWII related issues. Best of all - about WWII aviation issues. If no available - than any WWII issues. If not available - than any important world issues.

Each article body should contains 1500..2500 symbols in English localization.

No any special symbols.

Main article header should contains not more than 70 symbols, not more than 35 symbols per line (2 lines at max).

Secondary article header should contains not more than 34 symbols, not more than 17 symbols per line (2 lines at max).

Lines in article header should be separated by br> tag.

Paragraphs is article body should have start

tag and end

tag.

Articles should have neutral attitude, without any political or national "colors".

Each article should have one related photo.

Photos should be:

.jpg

 

grayscale

 

60% quality

 

300x225

 

No any stylising, bordering, filtering (newspaper template is automaticaly put "paper" filter)

No limitations for article sources, but please note your sources for us.

Article body file:

.txt

EventDate - in YYYYMMDD format, example:

19161217_AlbertBallSupreme.txt

Article header file:

.txt

example:

19161217_AlbertBallSupreme_header.txt

Article image file:

.jpg

example:

19161217_AlbertBallSupreme.jpg

 

HEADERS FOR ARTICLES IN SMALL PRINT:

There are two "Only-Headers-Visible" articles for each newspaper, not less, not more.

Each such header should point a significant event in the period from previous to current newspaper release. Best of all - to point WW1 events. Aviation-related issues are very good too. If not events were in this period - than any other significant world event.

Each header should contains not more than 50 symbols, not more than 25 symbols per line (2 lines at max).

Lines in header should be separated by br> tag.

"Only-Headers-Visible" header file:

.txt

example:

header_19161215_Jasta12success176.txt


 

Please post you Newspaper articles and the dates they apply below.

 

These Newspapers help to further tell the story of the time period in which you are flying missions. We can't add this feature without your help.

 

Jason, Han and Sneaksie 
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Jason_Williams

Yes one newspaper. The newspaper is generic to simply give context to the events of the war. It's not propaganda for either side.

 

Jason

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27 Oct. 1941

 

 

Main Header: REDS REEL AS GERMAN JUGGERNAUT ADVANCES!

 

Article 1: Wehrmacht Unstoppable?

 

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Wehrmacht forces overran the cities Kharkov and Belgorod this week as the Red Army continues to fall back, suffering heavy losses in men, material and morale.

 

The town of Plavsk teeter under the assault and is expected to fall soon, a mere sixty kilometers away from the key industrial city of Tula.

 

News from the southern front is equally grim as the German 11th Army under the command of General Erich von Manstein breaks into the Crimean Peninsula, his sights no doubt set on Sevastopol, the jewel of the Black Sea.

 

 

Article 2:

 

Muravitskaya Awarded Hero of Soviet Union

 

Ace pilot Lieutenant Muravitskaya made a name for himself in the 29th IAP, known for his daring exploits against the Luftwaffe forces beleaguering Leningrad.

 

Just last month, it is reported that Muravitskaya rammed his Polikarpov I-16 into a German HE-111 reconnaissance plane after his guns jammed.  

 

Joining the 127th IAP, Muravitskaya downed three more enemy aircraft intent on attacking Soviet cargo planes.

 

With 14 kills to his name, on October 22, 1941, for exemplary performance of command assignments, for courage and bravery shown in combat, Muravitskaya was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

 

 

 

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Jason_Williams

80hd,

 

The first article is too short. Not sure we can use the second article since it is about a Soviet pilot.

 

Jason

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80hd,

 

The first article is too short. Not sure we can use the second article since it is about a Soviet pilot.

 

Jason

 

Roger that, will address!

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80hd,

 

The first article is too short. Not sure we can use the second article since it is about a Soviet pilot.

 

Jason

Maybe we could use the second article for a serie of short storys which appears unregular like the regular newspaper and cover all topics (airplanes used, pilot storys, tactics used, ...)that can't be used for the newspaper?

This would add alot to the campaign and could start whit just a view articls with new once added every time the game gets updated. It would also make the campaign more interesting because everytime you restart one there can be new articles which you havent read before.

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PatrickAWlson

Yes one newspaper. The newspaper is generic to simply give context to the events of the war. It's not propaganda for either side.

 

Jason

 

A suggestion: make the newspaper different for each side (so two templates instead of one)  and present the new from the sides  point of view. It means two newspaper articles, one German and one Russian, for each newsworthy event instead of one.  It's not that much more work since the news is the same, it's just the spin that is different.

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MarcoRossolini

Been rather quiet on this thread so here's what I've come up with.

 

I only recently saw the thread and one of my favourite elements of the RoF Career mode were the (rather poorly translated :P ) newspapers. So, I'm putting my oar in. I'm leaving what I've done so far as a sample, just in case there are major things I'm getting wrong. I'm going to attempt to work through the entirety of the Stalingrad campaign over the summer (as a slack and lazy uni student, I can do that. :D )

 

I'm intending at the end of the process to go through and grab pictures for each article. Should be easier keep track of things then. Likely they will be sourced from the excellent waralbum.ru. 

 

 

 

 

23rd August 1942

 

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<br> The War arrives at Stalingrad. </br>

<p> The war has truly come to Stalingrad today. The city now lies in ruins following devastating terror bombing undertaken by the Luftwaffe Fourth Air Fleet commanded by Von Richthofen, cousin to the famous World War I air ace. </p>

<p> The raids represent perhaps the most devastating attacks on the Eastern Front to date. With the city flooded with refugees from the west and Soviet aviation still in disarray, much of the city has been destroyed.  Casualties are currently unknown. Ju-88s and He-111s as this reporter writes continue their bombing. </p>

<p> Stalingrad – once the image of a modern Soviet city, with broad boulevards and large department stores, has been ravished. Many of her suburbs, built only of wood, have been reduced to wastes akin to cemeteries, with their chimneys, the only thing to survive the fires, standing like gravestones. The suffering of the population is unimaginable. Many refugees are unable to evacuate across the Volga, with ferries now requisitioned for military use. </p>

<p> It appears impossible for the situation to become any worse for Stalingrad. With the closing of the Barvankova mousetrap and the destruction of Timoshenko’s forces around Kharkov, the Wehrmacht’s Operation Blue has been a startling success, and appears poised to both capture Stalingrad, cut off Soviet communications along the Volga and take the vital oilfields in the Caucasus. Despite at times fanatical resistance by the Red Army, Friedrich Paulus’ 6th Army, which Adolf Hitler has claimed he can use to “conquer the heavens” appears unstoppable. Already as Stalingrad reels beneath intense bombardment, elements of 16th Panzer Division have reached the Volga north of the city. Stalingrad’s fall appears certain. </p>

<p>Yet the Red Army appears undaunted. There has not yet been any order to evacuate the city – incredibly, despite the bombing, several factories continue working and their machinery has not been evacuated. Yet the Red Army’s position is perilous. Stalingrad’s defenders are battered, outnumbered and outgunned. German air superiority is overwhelming and transporting any kind of materiel across the Volga is a fraught endeavor. It seems the world can only watch as these men are driven by the blitzkrieg from  another Soviet city once again. </pr>

 

 

<br> Female AA Gunners Heroism </br>

<p> Startling reports have come in today of Soviet Female Anti-Aircraft Gunners of the 1077th Anti-Aircraft Regiment. Stationed to the north of Stalingrad, whose destruction and capture appears imminent, they were amongst the first to be run into by the lead elements of the 16th Panzer Division in their final advance to the Volga. Despite the great imbalance between the strength of their anti-aircraft guns and German tanks, the women, many barely out of school, refused to retreat or seek shelter and continued fight on in the face of continuous ground and air attack. Upon being interviewed, one soldier remarked: “Until late afternoon… we had to fight, shot for shot, against thirty-seven enemy anti-aircraft positions, manned by tenacious fighting women, until they were all destroyed.” Soviet accounts agree. A heavy mortar battalion commander told our reporter about how every time their observers believed the women had finally been wiped out, the guns would start up again.  </p>

<p> Despite such extraordinary sacrifice on the part of the Red Army, the Wehrmacht has continued their unstoppable onslaught. German armour reached the Volga today and have used their guns to engage craft of the Volga Flotilla. </p>

 

 

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31st August

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<br> Stalingrad Defence Committee vows to Hold City Despite Bombing </br>

<p>The bombing of Stalingrad has finally slackened after almost a week of intense bombing. Oil tanks, telephone exchanges and the waterworks have all been hit. Although at last civilians have been granted permission to leave the city, the Stalingrad Defence Committee has vowed that Stalingrad will not fall, despite German panzers strengthening their positions north of the city. </p>

<p> But things have not gone all the German’s way. Since their arrival on the 23rd, German positions have been under constant Soviet artillery fire as well as counterattacks by local Soviet units. Although pressure is ceaseless, these units on the Volga show no sign of buckling. Elsewhere, Soviet units have continued their retreat toward the city as overwhelming German superiority on the ground and in the air force battered Soviet units back toward the city. Fighting rages in the northern most portions of the city.</p>

<p> It is apparent however that the plight of civilians in the city and the effect of the bombing is having a profound impact upon Red Army soldiers. One man interviewed by our reporter stated: “I cannot tell you the hatred we felt for these sadists. We swore that we would be avenged for everything. For the bloodshed they caused and the destruction they had brought…” </p>

<p> Within the city itself, Soviet defence plans remain apparently disorganized. Command is split, with Red Army units attempting to fall back, the Stalingrad Defence Committee attempting maintain some sort of order within the city and the NKVD 10th Rifle Division under Colonel Sarayev controlling the Volga crossings and multiple units within the city. The 62nd Army, currently commanded by Lieutenant General Lopatin, holds much of the positions around Stalingrad. According to sources within the 62nd Army, Lopatin is not well liked. </p>

Yet the committee released on the 26th a proclamation to all this in Stalingrad: “Comrades, Stalingraders! … We will not give up our native city, our native home, our native land. We will block every road in the city with impenetrable barricades. We will make an impregnable fortress of every home, every building and every street.” Yet with so many competing commanders and ammunition, food and men all in short supply, along with unconfirmed reports of looting and mass panic emerging, it is hard for this reporter to see how Stalingrad can possibly hold. </p>

 

<br> Pilots cautioned, will fight for ground forces </br>

<p> For a long time Luftwaffe pilots have been a breed apart. Knights of the air, from the English Channel to the Sahara and above Stalingrad they fight with skill. In the advance on the city their presence overhead has always been a source of comfort for the dusty footslogging infantrymen. Watching the duels and dogfights above has become something of a sport for them. Pilots are cheered when an enemy is dispatched “mit eleganz”. </p>

<p> Yet Heer High Command think differently. Far from the romantic ideal of fighting fighter to fighter, pilots are now being informed that their first priority is the destruction of enemy ground forces. Such work is dangerous and offers little chance for glory. When our reporter spoke to Von Richthofen, commander of the Fourth Air Fleet, he was fuming at being told his pilots must “shoot up tanks”. </p>

<p> The Luftwaffe has gone from strength to strength in this war. Although VVS is slowly reconstituting its shattered forces, the Luftwaffe’s destruction of much of the Soviet Air Force on the ground in the opening days of campaign has left it virtually unchallenged since the war began, the only hiccups to this success being the winter of 1941. </p>

<p> Despite concerns from its high command, the Luftwaffe continued to maintain its stranglehold over Stalingrad airspace over the past week. The destruction of the city’s oil tanks has created smoke that can be seen rising more than three kilometers into the sky. A truly appropriate landmark for the fateful city. </p>

 

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7th September

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<br>Germans falter under bloody Counterattacks</br>

<p> The Red Army’s 1st Guards, 24th and 66th Armies have launched unsuccessful and bloody counterattacks against the northern flank of the 6th Army’s assault on Stalingrad. The corridor only recently opened the Volga has been the scene of ferocious combat between Soviet and German armor. The so called “Kotluban Offensive” continues with heavy loss of life on the Soviet side and despite the personal supervision of Stavka representative Georgi Zhukov. </p>

<p> This paper can report that leaked documents obtained from sources inside the Kremlin and Stavka reveal that the offensive was ordered too rapidly and many units were both seriously under strength and lacked supplies for sustained operations. The situation was not helped by the flatness of the steppe to the North of Stalingrad, with the result that Wehrmacht units were able funnel attacking units into killzones with little opportunity for the attackers to find cover. Although Soviet units were able in some areas to penetrate more than half way through the German Corridor to the Volga, the attack appears to have achieved little real success. </p>

<p> Yet it appears that the distraction caused by this serious danger to 6th Army’s left flank has had significant consequences for the assault upon Stalingrad’s suburbs.  Recently, many attacks into Stalingrad’s suburbs were called off to allow air and artillery support to be directed toward the Northern threat. Perhaps this will provide the defenders a much needed breathing space. Time will tell. The fate of Stalingrad still hangs in the balance. </p>

 

<b> Whirlwind advance in the Caucasus!<b>

<p> Elements of Army Group A, Nazi Germany’s spear pointing at the heart of Soviet oil production, has made great gains in the previous week. Previously, the Caucasian side of the Black Sea had been part of a Soviet salient that had been pointed directly to the Crimea, inhibiting German communications in the area as they advanced to take Maikop at the foot of the Caucasus. With the successful completion of their Maikop objectives, the Wehrmacht has now been freed to focus on closing off this Soviet salient. </p>

<p> As of this article, although the Wehrmacht’s advance has up until this moment been rapid, it has been held up at the port of Novorossiysk and bitter fighting between the Soviet 47th and German 17th armies continues to rage in the city’s streets. For the moment, the city, which could become a vital resupply point for German units in the Caucasus, remains out of their control. </p>

<p>Yet the campaign in the Caucasus has not gone entirely the German’s way. It is apparent that Hitler’s growing obsession with Stalingrad has denuded Army Group A, ostensibly Hitler’s primary attack force, of some elements vital to its success. As more and more Luftwaffe and air defence units have been drawn away to support the Stalingrad attack, the VVS, in a situation perhaps unique to the entire Eastern Front, has been able make its presence felt over the Caucasus. Sources within the OKH have remarked upon increased Soviet resistance as well. </p>

<p> Germany’s Caucasus advance has also been troubled by significant supply problems, particularly problems relating to oil. The Axis has so far been hesitant to transport supplies over the still not fully controlled Black Sea, with the result that they must come via a tortuous route across the top of the Black Sea through Rostov-on-Don. There have been unconfirmed reports of fuel tracks running out fuel before even reaching frontline units. <p>

<p>Despite these problems, the advance continues, and it is likely the Novorossiysk, like so many other Soviet cities, will fall soon. </p>

 

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MarcoRossolini

Welp, given the lack of any feedback, I'm going to assume that I'm doing good! (damn the torpedoes)

 

Here are the next two days (with a few more being worked on).

 

 

 

 

7th September

Main_19420907_MassiveOffensivesNorthofStalingrad.txt

<br>Germans falter under bloody Counterattacks</br>

<p> The Red Army’s 1st Guards, 24th and 66th Armies have launched unsuccessful and bloody counterattacks against the northern flank of the 6th Army’s assault on Stalingrad. The corridor only recently opened the Volga has been the scene of ferocious combat between Soviet and German armor. The so called “Kotluban Offensive” continues with heavy loss of life on the Soviet side and despite the personal supervision of Stavka representative Georgi Zhukov. </p>

<p> This paper can report that leaked documents obtained from sources inside the Kremlin and Stavka reveal that the offensive was ordered too rapidly and many units were both seriously under strength and lacked supplies for sustained operations. The situation was not helped by the flatness of the steppe to the North of Stalingrad, with the result that Wehrmacht units were able funnel attacking units into killzones with little opportunity for the attackers to find cover. Although Soviet units were able in some areas to penetrate more than half way through the German Corridor to the Volga, the attack appears to have achieved little real success. </p>

<p> Yet it appears that the distraction caused by this serious danger to 6th Army’s left flank has had significant consequences for the assault upon Stalingrad’s suburbs.  Recently, many attacks into Stalingrad’s suburbs were called off to allow air and artillery support to be directed toward the Northern threat. Perhaps this will provide the defenders a much needed breathing space. Time will tell. The fate of Stalingrad still hangs in the balance. </p>

 

<b> Whirlwind advance in the Caucasus!<b>

<p> Elements of Army Group A, Nazi Germany’s spear pointing at the heart of Soviet oil production, has made great gains in the previous week. Previously, the Caucasian side of the Black Sea had been part of a Soviet salient that had been pointed directly to the Crimea, inhibiting German communications in the area as they advanced to take Maikop at the foot of the Caucasus. With the successful completion of their Maikop objectives, the Wehrmacht has now been freed to focus on closing off this Soviet salient. </p>

<p> As of this article, although the Wehrmacht’s advance has up until this moment been rapid, it has been held up at the port of Novorossiysk and bitter fighting between the Soviet 47th and German 17th armies continues to rage in the city’s streets. For the moment, the city, which could become a vital resupply point for German units in the Caucasus, remains out of their control. </p>

<p>Yet the campaign in the Caucasus has not gone entirely the German’s way. It is apparent that Hitler’s growing obsession with Stalingrad has denuded Army Group A, ostensibly Hitler’s primary attack force, of some elements vital to its success. As more and more Luftwaffe and air defence units have been drawn away to support the Stalingrad attack, the VVS, in a situation perhaps unique to the entire Eastern Front, has been able make its presence felt over the Caucasus. Sources within the OKH have remarked upon increased Soviet resistance as well. </p>

<p> Germany’s Caucasus advance has also been troubled by significant supply problems, particularly problems relating to oil. The Axis has so far been hesitant to transport supplies over the still not fully controlled Black Sea, with the result that they must come via a tortuous route across the top of the Black Sea through Rostov-on-Don. There have been unconfirmed reports of fuel tracks running out fuel before even reaching frontline units. <p>

<p>Despite these problems, the advance continues, and it is likely the Novorossiysk, like so many other Soviet cities, will fall soon. </p>

 

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13th September

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<br> Chuikov in command</br>

<br> City Defenses Crumbling </br>

<p> Kremlin sources confirmed today that Vasily Chuikov, recently commander of the 64th Army, has been personally chosen by Stalin to lead the 62nd Army in its desperate fight to defend Stalingrad. Replacing Lieutenant General Lopatin, removed from command, reportedly, for cowardice and defeatism, Chuikov has already begun to make his mark upon the city’s defenders. </p>

<p> Chuikov’s appointment itself is something that has aroused controversy already, with some reports stating that his final words upon receiving his new appointment were: “We shall defend the city, or die in the attempt.” Others claim his words were: “It means to die, so we shall die.” Whatever the truth, it is clear that Chuikov will not give up Stalingrad easily. </p>

<p> Already reports are arriving of Chuikov imposing his will upon his new command. Morale is low, with German air power and artillery pounding the defenders of the city day and night. Chuikov’s appearance and manner had, until today, already drawn concerns amongst commanders. Matters came to a head today, when the commander of one the 62nd Army’s attached armored units was brought to account for moving his command post across the Volga at this critical moment. A clear breach of Order No.227 and unforgivable in the present circumstances. </p>

<p> Yet Chuikov appears to have already measured the situation in Stalingrad to perfection. A witness told our reporter that Chuikov was silent for a long time, before dramatically pointing at his command map and informing the commander: “Here is my HQ – on this side of the river – 800 metres from the Germans. Here is the position you will occupy – 500 metres from the Germans.” Any further derelictions of duty would be met with the charge of desertion.  </p>

<p> Already word of Chuikov’s action has spread through the army, interviews with soldiers indicate that Chuikov’s calm promise that he will remain on the West bank of the Volga along with everyone else has apparently had an electrifying effect. Can this new mood of defiance continue? Time will tell, as our correspondent with the 6th Army has already informed the writer that Paulus is gathering strength for an assault on the main Volga crossing point. </p>

 

 

<br> Army Group A Offensive Falters </br>

<p> Although Army Group A, south of Stalingrad, continues to make gains in the Caucasus, the pace has markedly slackened. Although Novorossiysk fell a few days ago after four days of intense fighting, the pace of the offensive has notably slackened, supply problems, made worse by increasing Soviet resistance, as well as the removal of key units to support the assault on Stalingrad, have significantly diminished Army Group A’s offensive power, despite impressive gains, amongst others the scaling of Mount Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak, by Gebirgsjagers of the 1st Mountain Division. Sources amongst the Fuhrer’s retinue indicate however that Hitler was less than impressed at this “stunt”. A Soviet pilot meanwhile, is rumoured to have bombed the mountaineer’s hut at the summit whilst it was occupied.. This unfortunately remains unconfirmed. </p>

<p> Unfortunately for the advance into the Caucasus, the symbolism of Stalingrad has become, in Hitler’s mind anyway, greater and greater than the strategic advantages of take one of the chief sources of oil in the Soviet Union. The city that carries Stalin’s name, as well as its significant location on the Volga and its control of communications in the area make it a tempting target for any invader. Sources in the Kremlin indicate that Stalin is under no illusions either as to the city’s significance. He has been heard to remark that the loss of Stalingrad would represent the loss of all communications to the South. It appears that both leaders are now, through their respective states, in a fight to the death over the ruins of Stalingrad, a city so symbolic that its importance is becoming greater than all the oil of the Caucasus. <p>

 

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MarcoRossolini

Works for me!

 

Haha, indeedy.

 

(famous last words, Jason will eventually see these and go: "OMG there is this and this and this and this (highly technically things involving <s and ps probably) that means they absolutely cannot be put into the system"   :unsure:

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TheHighwayman

Is there an archive for newspapers of the period? A day-by-day or week-by-week timeline? 

 

I write for the media for a living. Not sure if I want to do it for fun. LOL But this stuff is second nature to me, assuming I know what I am talking about. Hence, the need for a timeline or some other reference material. 

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ShamrockOneFive

Is there an archive for newspapers of the period? A day-by-day or week-by-week timeline? 

 

I write for the media for a living. Not sure if I want to do it for fun. LOL But this stuff is second nature to me, assuming I know what I am talking about. Hence, the need for a timeline or some other reference material. 

 

There is: http://ww2db.com/event/timeline/

 

You can query a date and have it bring up details. I'd like to contribute something to this project. Has anyone else submitted anything recently? I do a little bit of news article writing at work (its one of my many hats) so I can probably get my head around the news article style.

 

Maybe more importantly... Is there an archive of old newspapers available anywhere? They tended to write slightly differently than we do now too.

 

One more question. The two names of headers of articles that can't be read... Should they be exclusively focused on Eastern Front activity or could they be from elsewhere around the world?

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One more question. The two names of headers of articles that can't be read... Should they be exclusively focused on Eastern Front activity or could they be from elsewhere around the world?

As Jason said;

 

Each article should tell about WWII related issues. Best of all - about WWII aviation issues. If no available - than any WWII issues. If not available - than any important world issues.

 

Salute!

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