World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Sunday, January 28, 1940
Day 150

January 28, 1940: Front page of The People, London, England.
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Note the report in column 7: "Police Guard Unity In Hospital"


January 28, 1940: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the headline: "New Secret Weapon Rumor Is Spread By Nazis"
(Goebbels "Big Lie Theory" in action.)


January 28, 1940: Front page of The Sunday Mail, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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Note the report at top right: "155-Mile Range Of Nazi Gun"
(This report is probably about the Schwerer Gustav (Gustav Gun) which was the largest caliber rifled gun ever fired in combat. The range however was only about 30 miles.)


January 28, 1940: Front page of the Sunday Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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January 28, 1940: Front page of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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Note the report in column 7: "Japan Assailed"
(Notice that when the press of the day wanted to show respect to the Japanese, they would use Japan or Japanese. But when they wanted to show disrespect it was Japs.)


January 28, 1940: Front page of The Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee.
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Note the report at bottom right: "United States May Insist Japan Leave China Before Renewal of Trade Treaty"


January 28, 1940: Front page of The Ogden Standard Examiner, Ogden City, Utah.
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Note the report in column 4: "Vatican Denies Nazi Protest"
(An unnamed "source" at the Vatican stating that radio broadcasts denouncing Nazi treatment of Poles made from the Vatican radio station "have a private character and in no way represent the authority of the Holy See." So does this suggest to the reader that the Vatican approves of the mistreatment of the Poles, or is just pro-Nazi? If you don't stand up to evil...)


January 28, 1940: Front page of the Butte Montana Standard, Butte, Montana.
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January 28, 1940: Front page of the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California.
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