World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Thursday, September 21, 1939
Day 21

September 21, 1939: Front page of The Midland Daily Telegraph, Coventry, England.

Note stories about the passenger ship Bremen in several of the papers of the day. Bremen was a famous German passenger liner, which the Allies wanted to capture. They never did, Bremen sailed to Russia and then to Germany where she was destroyed by fire.
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September 21, 1939: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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September 21, 1939: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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September 21, 1939: Front page of The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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September 21, 1939: Front page of the Somerset Daily American, Somerset, Pennsylvania.

Note that Bremen never fell into British or Allied hands.
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September 21, 1939: Front page of the Butte Montana Standard, Butte, Montana.

Note the story about Henry Ford in column 6.
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September 21, 1939: Front page of the Oshkosh Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
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September 21, 1939: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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September 21, 1939: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Teltow District, Germany.

1. 170000 Gefangene im Weichselbogen. Uebergabe starker polnischer Kräfte auch im Süden und bei Gdingen.
(170,000 prisoners in the Vistula bend area. Strong Polish forces transfer south toward Gdynia.)

2. Ausländische Journalisten auf der Westerplatte.
(Foreign journalists at the Westerplatte.)

3. Operationen gegen Polen abgeschlossen. Tagesbefehl des Oberbefeflshabers des heeres.
(Operations against Poland complete. Daily Order from the Commander-in-Chief of the army.)

4. Hervorragender Anteil ostmärkischer und süddeutscher Divisionnen.
(Excellent performance of Austrian and South German Divisions.)

5. England will Kanonen füttern.
(England will sacrifice men as cannon fodder.)
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