World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday, February 14, 1940
Day 167

February 14, 1940: Front page of The Midland Daily Telegraph, Coventry, England.
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Note the report in column 1: Britain Will Continue to Rescue Enemy Seaman.
(This had been a subject of discussion since early in the war. The British consistently decided against leaving survivors in the water.)
Also note the report in column 6: "More German Jews Leave Reich"
(The way the headline is written does not accurately reflect the gravity of the report. Jews were not just "leaving" the Reich, they were being forcibly removed from the Reich.)


February 14, 1940: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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February 14, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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February 14, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 5: "World War Threatened"


February 14, 1940: Front page of The Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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February 14, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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February 14, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the report in column 5: "Jews Routed From Stettin Homes And Headed For Poland"
(This headline clearly defines what was happening.)


February 14, 1940: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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February 14, 1940: Front page of Haarlem's Dagblad, Haarlem, Netherlands.
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February 14, 1940: Front page of the Olean Times, Olean, New York.
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(Note the use of the words "Civilized Warfare" in the headline.)


February 14, 1940: Front page of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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February 14, 1940: Front page of The Lowell Sun, Lowell, Massachusetts.
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February 14, 1940: Front page of The Helena Independent, Helena, Montana.
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February 14, 1940: Front page of The Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee.
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February 14, 1940: Front page of the Teltower Kriesblatt, Teltow, Germany.
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1. Dr Goebbels: Nur ein Kriegsziel.
(Dr. Goebbels: War Goal is Just.)
2. Die Auseinandersetzung zwischen deutschen Sozialstaat und englischer Plutokratie.
(The dispute between the German welfare state and the English Plutocracy.)


February 14, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Englische Spione in Schweden verhaftet.
(British spies arrested in Sweden.)
2. 21 Grad Kältesturz in 2 Stunden!
(Temperature falls 21 degrees in 2 hours.)



   
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