World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Monday, January 8, 1940
Day 130

January 8, 1940: Front page of the Derby Evening Telegraph, Derby, England.
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January 8, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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Note the report in column 5: "Ex-Hull Trawler Sinks With 17 Hands"


January 8, 1940: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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Note the report at top right: "Ship Blown Up: Crew of 34 Escapes"


January 8, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 5: "Girl Carried Off By Eagle"
(May have been a story written by Mr. Ripley.)


January 8, 1940: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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January 8, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report at bottom left: "Buried Treasure Found On Cocos Island"
(This report is about the Loot of Lima, now known as the Treasure of Lima. It took until April to confirm that the treasure had not been found. To this day it has still not been found.)


January 8, 1940: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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January 8, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the report in column 2: "34 Below Coldest Reading In Ontario"


January 8, 1940: Front page of Haarlem's Dagblad, Haarlem, Netherlands.
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January 8, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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Note the report in column 6: "Death Takes Writer Of Favorite Lullaby"
(Announcing the death of Effie Canning Charlton, who wrote Rock-a-Bye, Baby.)


January 8, 1940: Front page of The Helena Independent, Helena, Montana.
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Note the report in column 4: "Victory Over Jap Invader In Kwantung"


January 8, 1940: Front page of The Hammond Times, Hammond, Indiana.
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January 8, 1940: Front page of The Lowell Sun, Lowell, Massachusetts.
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January 8, 1940: Front page of
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1. Warum der Jude Hore Belisha zurücktrat. Ein Schachzug des Judentums, um dem jüdischen Einfluß zu veredecken.
(Why the Jew Hore-Belisha resigned. A move by Judaism To Cover Up Jewish Influence.)
2. Englands Schatten über dem Norden.
(England's shadow over the north.)


January 8, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Der Szenewechsel in London.
(The change of the scene in London.)
2. Auch der Direktor der britischen Zensur zurückgetreten.
(The Director of censorship in Britain alas resigned.)



   
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