U. of Tenn. Football Coach Robert Neyland Recalled to Army

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U. of Tenn. Football Coach Robert Neyland Recalled to Army

Post by Globalization41 » 03 Jul 2004 05:14

Washington, Associated Press, St. Louis
Monday, April 28, 1941:
Maj. Robert R. Neyland Jr., football coach at
the University of Tennessee, was called to
active duty today by the army and made district
engineer at Norfolk, Va. ... He will take over
his new assignment May 26 to serve one year.
The Major retired, February 29, 1936, after 24
years of service
and since that time has been
at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. ...
... Knoxville, Tenn., Associated Press, St.
Louis Globe-Democrat,
Monday, April 28,
As soon as the news of the retired Maj.
Neyland's new orders reached the campus
today the Tennessee Athletic Council
announced that his successor would be named
May 10. [As coach of the Tennessee
Volunteers, Neyland's teams were ranked
second in 1938 and 1939 and fourth in 1940 by
The Associated Press. In each of those years,
the Vols finished the regular season at 10-0.
They defeated Oklahoma, 17-0, in the 1938
Orange Bowl, lost to the University of Southern
California, 14-0, in the 1939 Rose Bowl, and
in 1940 lost the Sugar Bowl, 19-13, to Boston
College. Neyland returned as the Tennessee
coach in 1946,
placing seventh in the polls.
His teams later ranked 17th in 1949, fourth in
1950, No. 1 in 1951, and eighth in 1952. In
1951, after a 10-0 regular season, Tennessee
lost the Sugar Bowl to No. 3 ranked Maryland,
... ... London, Special Cable to The
New York Times,
Monday, April 28, 1941:
Australian sources were announcing today the
evacuation of Greece by Imperial forces, but
the British still maintained utter silence on the
subject and are likely to remain silent until
operations have been completed. ... There is
censorship of the question here. The matter
cannot be discussed at any length at the
moment. ... ... Vichy France, Wireless to
The New York Times,
Mon., April 28, 1941:
"Free French" forces of General Charles de
Gaulle, supported by British motorized units,
have started efforts to win over French
it was announced here today. ...
Tracts dropped by an airplane over French
Somaliland, it was declared, urged the French
troops in the colony to assemble with their
arms and supplies and march to Duanle in
Ethiopia, where the "Free French" and the
British were concentrating. ... "Free French"
units were also reported to have concentrated
at Zelia in British Somaliland, a short distance
from Jibuti. The French colony, faced by
"Free French" and British forces successful in
Ethiopia, thus finds itself surrounded. ... ...
Berlin, By Telephone to The New York
By C. Brooks Peters, Monday, April
28, 1941:
Occupation by the German armed
forces of the few strategically vital positions in
Greece not yet in their hands will be completed
in a few days, it is confidently predicted in
Berlin tonight. In the German view, the
strategic operations in the Balkans have ended
with the taking of Athens
and the establishment
of bridgeheads on the Peloponnesus at Corinth
and Patras. ... ... Berlin, Associated Press,
The New York Times,
Monday, April 28,
The Greek flag is flying side by side
with the Nazi swastika over Acropolis at
Athens [it was reported]. ... ... Amsterdam,
The Netherlands (via Berlin), Associated
Press, The New York Times,
Monday, April
28, 1941:
Potatoes are being rationed in the
Netherlands for the first time, the allowance
being approximately three pounds per week.
The restriction ranks as the severest measure
yet taken in the Netherlands. ... ... Berlin,
United Press, The New York Times,
April 28, 1941:
German naval units were
already striking deep into the Mediterranean
and bomber squadrons were blasting British
warships and troopships
between the Greek
mainland and the isle of Crete with unbroken
ferocity, it was asserted. ... ... Washington,
Special to The New York Times,
April 28, 1941:
President Roosevelt signed an
order today freezing all Greek credits,
investments, and cash holdings in the United
States, estimated to amount to between 40 and
50-million dollars. ... ... Stockholm, Sweden,
By Telephone to The New York Times,
28, 1941:
The official organ of the Swedish
Communist party puts on the front page today
under a four-column headline a manifesto of
the German Communist Youth party, violently
denouncing the German aggression against
as contrary to the national interests
of the German people, calling "lies" the
German contention that Britain began the attack
in the Balkans and saying that "the German
Government will not let any free people exist
in Europe." ... Today's issue of the Swedish
Communist organ, containing the manifesto,
was sent in envelopes to some of the British
and American correspondents here with the
manifesto marked in blue pencil as if the
Swedish section of the Comintern were
particularly anxious to have it published
abroad. ... This extraordinary document with
its bitter attack on Adolf Hitler and his policies
contains an appeal to revolt and to defeatism,
a denunciation of the real aims of Hitlerism,
and threats of Moscow's displeasure. ... It has
actually been devised at the headquarters of the
Comintern in Moscow,
it is held here. ...
Never since the conclusion of the German-
Russian pact
in August, 1939, have such sharp
words been heard here from any Communist
source. Stockholm observers consider this
manifesto as a new and potent sign of the
rapidly worsening relations between the Soviet
Union and Germany.

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... Globalization41.]

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Post by Model 12 » 11 Jul 2004 04:22

General Robert Neyland. An icon in Knoxville.

57 days to kickoff, and I'll be SITTING in Neyland Stadium...

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