World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Saturday, February 17, 1940
Day 170

February 17, 1940: Front page of The Midland Daily Telegraph, Coventry, England.
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[The top story in many of the newspapers of the day was the daring rescue of the merchant crewmen who had been held in the Altmark. The prisoners were all from ships that had been captured by the German cruiser Admiral Graf Spee in 1939 and were en route to POW camps in Germany.]


February 17, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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February 17, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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February 17, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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February 17, 1940: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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February 17, 1940: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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February 17, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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February 17, 1940: Front page of the El Paso Herald, El Paso, Texas.
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February 17, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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February 17, 1940: Front page of the Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, New York.
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February 17, 1940: Front page of the Teltower Kriesblatt, Teltow, Germany.
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1. Freche Verletzung norwegischer Neutralität.
(Cheeky violation of Norwegian neutrality.)
2. Britischer Zerstörer sucht deutschen Dampfer zu kapern.
(British destroyer seeks to capture German steamships.)


February 17, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Flugzeugabschuß über der Nordsee.
(Aircraft shot down over the North Sea.)



   
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