World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Sunday, February 4, 1940
Day 157

February 4, 1940: Front page of The People, London, England.
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Note the headlines: "Radio-Controlled Robot Armies Will Surprise Germany" and Allies' Secret Weapons"
(Perhaps the writer, who is not named, was a fan of Jules Verne.)


February 4, 1940: Front page of the Sunday Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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February 4, 1940: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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February 4, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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February 4, 1940: Front page of the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California.
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Note the report in column 5: "Japan to Fight China to End"
Also note the report in column 4: "Divers Decorated for Squalus Rescue Tries"
(USS Squalus SS-191 sank on May 23, 1939 during diving tests.)


February 4, 1940: Front page of The Helena Independent, Helena, Montana.
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February 4, 1940: Front page of The Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee.
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February 4, 1940: Front page of the Butte Montana Standard, Butte, Montana.
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