World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Saturday, January 6, 1940
Day 128

January 6, 1940: Front page of the North-Eastern Gazette, Middlesbrough, England.
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Note the report in column 3: "Nazis Find A New Job For Mr. Churchill"
(A report about a Nazi propaganda cartoon claiming that Winston Churchill and the British are preparing poison gas weapons. A good way to frighten and excite Germans with a lie, but the fact is that none of the belligerent nations used poison gas weapons in combat in World War II.)


January 6, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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January 6, 1940: Front page of The Midland Daily Telegraph, Coventry, England.
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January 6, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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January 6, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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January 6, 1940: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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January 6, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the report in column 3: "Friendship With Jews Will Bring Ouster Of Tenants"
(The Nazi government now moves to punish people who even associate with Jews. This is a prime example of how totalitarians force people to fear and obey them. In today's world I think a good parallel would be the many democrat leaders and leftists in the media (including former FBI director James Comey) who wish to punish anyone who voted for or worked with President Trump. I hope I don't have to explain just how dangerous this is for a "free" society. A free society governed by people with this mindset will not be free for long.)


January 6, 1940: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in column 6: "First Winnipegger Killed When Boat Strikes Mine"
(Mr. Young was a crewman of SS Bowling, which was probably torpedoed by U-13.)


January 6, 1940: Front page of Haarlem's Dagblad, Haarlem, Netherlands.
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January 6, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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January 6, 1940: Front page of The Helena Independent, Helena, Montana.
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January 6, 1940: Front page of the Dunkirk Evening News, Dunkirk, New York.
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January 6, 1940: Front page of The Ogden Standard Examiner, Ogden City, Utah.
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Note the report in column 4: "Powell Marries Screen Starlet"
(I only have any interest in this report because I watched some of "The Thin Man" movies on New Year's Eve. Synergy perhaps.)


January 6, 1940: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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Note the report in column 4: "Assassination of Hitler Seen"
(This must have been a slow news day to have such an absurd report shown on the front page with real news.)


January 6, 1940: Front page of Teltower Kreisblatt, Teltow, Germany.
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1. Die britischer Lügenmoral am Pranger.
(British lying morality in the pillory.)


January 6, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Reisige Sonnenflecke beobachtet.
(Streaky sunspots observed.)
2. Auch im Krieg: Große Deutsche Kunstausstellung
(Even during the war: Great German art exhibition.)



   
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