World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Friday, March 1, 1940
Day 183

March 1, 1940: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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Note the report in column 3: "M.P. Who Suggested Macon is Dead)
(The product, Macon, was a substitute for bacon that was made from mutton. He suggested its use to help increase available food during rationing, but it was rejected. The rejection was announced only three days before his death.)
 
Also note the report in column 2: "Stalin Reported Seriously Ill"


March 1, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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March 1, 1940: Front page of the Derby Evening Telegraph, Derby, England.
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March 1, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 2: "Graf Spee Wreck Sold"


March 1, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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March 1, 1940: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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March 1, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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March 1, 1940: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report at top right: "Nazis Reported To Be Clearing Frontier Towns"
(This was an in preparation of the upcoming offensive against France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.)


March 1, 1940: Front page of Haarlem's Dagblad, Haarlem, Netherlands.
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March 1, 1940: Front page of The Helena Independent Helena, Montana.
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Note the report at bottom left: "Hoover Asks Congress To Give $20 Million To Poland"
Also note the report in column 2: "Mother and New Infant Both Born On Leap Year Day"


March 1, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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Note the report in column 4: "Latvian Steamer Katvaldis Missing"
(The ship survived this encounter, but was sunk Aug. 24, 1942 by U-605.)
Also note the report in column 3: "Census Quiz Protest Grows"
(Just imagine what these people would think of the current, invasive, census form we have to fill out today.)
Also note the report in column 7: "Census Quiz Makes Women Indignant"
Also note the report in column 4: "Chinese Capital Citizens Removed"
Also note the report at bottom right: "Gone With The Wind Wins 16 Awards in Hollywood"
(A movie that many on the left today want removed from public view.)


March 1, 1940: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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Note the report in column 4: "Census Chief Is Dismissed"


March 1, 1940: Front page of The Hammond Times, Hammond, Indiana.
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March 1, 1940: Front page of the Teltower Kriesblatt, Teltow, Germany.
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1. Eine vernichtende Waffe gegen alle Feinde.
(A devastating weapon against all enemies.)


March 1, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Reisenbrand in Pariser Filmateliers.
(Fire in Parisian film studio.)
2. Heimat begrüßt U-Boot-Helden.
(Submarine heroes welcomed home.)
[This report is about Korvettenkapitän Werner Hartmann and U-37.]



   
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