World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday, September 20, 1939
Day 20

September 20, 1939: Front page of the Birmingham Gazette, Birmingham, England.
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September 20, 1939: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Note the story in column 4: "Goebbels Mystery Deepens"
(A total fabrication, Propaganda Minister Goebbels was quite active and did not die until he and his wife Magda killed their six children and then committed suicide in the Führer bunker in Berlin on May 1, 1945.)
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September 20, 1939: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Note the story in the right hand column that speculates Nazi Minister of Propaganda, Dr. Josef Goebbels, is dead. A parallel to today's recent stories about North Korean dictator Jong-un Kim being dead. Neither story was true.
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September 20, 1939: Front page of the Daily Capital News, Jefferson City, Missouri.
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September 20, 1939: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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September 20, 1939: Front page of the East Liverpool Review, East Liverpool, Ohio.
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September 20, 1939: Front page of the Freeport Journal-Standard, Freeport, Illinois.
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September 20, 1939: Front page of The Lowell Sun, Lowell, Massachusetts.

Note the story in the right hand column about the Nazi leadership hiding millions of dollars in foreign (non German) banks.
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September 20, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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September 20, 1939: Front page of The Melbourne Herald, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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September 20, 1939: Front page of The Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas.
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September 20, 1939: Front page of the Briesetal-Bote, Birkenwerder, Germany. (Niederbarnim District Newspaper.)

1. Entschlossene Oerteidigung deutscher Interessen.
(Resolute defense of German interests.)

2. Danzig umjubelt den Befreier.
(Danzig cheers the liberators.)
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