Byron and Natalie are reunited in Marseilles but the American Consul counsels them not to try and leave France without the proper documentation, so Byron returns to Gibraltar alone. Their plans to meet in Lisbon go awry however when, in November 1942, the Allies invade North Africa. As a result, the Germans occupy Vichy France and the borders are closed. Aaron, Louis and Natalie travel to Lourdes to await what they hope will be a quick prisoner exchange. Pamela Tudsbury and her father Alistair are in Egypt where he is reporting on the Eighth Army's defeat of Rommel's Afrika Korps. The Russians are putting up stiff resistance on the Eastern Front and Hitler approves a new battle plan. At Auschwitz, the Nazi's complete construction of the gas chambers and the crematoria. Berel Jastrow and Sammy Mutterperl are transferred to a new work gang. In the South Pacific, Pug Henry's ship, Northampton, is severely damaged in an encounter with the Japanese. Written by
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Robards, Jason, Jr., was a radioman aboard the cruiser USS Northampton when she was sunk by Japanese torpedoes. See more
President Roosevelt has just finished a midnight swim and is carried to a lounge chair by two Secret Service agents so that he can converse with Harry Hopkins. Just before the Secret Service agents leave, one covers the President's legs with a white towel. About a minute later the camera angle changes and the towel is now hiked up to the President's mid-thigh, his legs exposed. Several seconds later the camera angle changes once more and the towel is again completely covering the President's legs. See more