World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Friday, September 22, 1939
Day 22

September 22, 1939: Front page of the Daily Herald, London, England.
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September 22, 1939: Front page of the Evening News, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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September 22, 1939: Front page of the Somerset Daily American, Somerset, Pennsylvania.
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September 22, 1939: Front page of the Centralia Sentinel, Centralia, Illinois.
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September 22, 1939: Front page of the Ironwood Daily Globe, Ironwood, Michigan.

Note the story in column 5: "Submarines Sighted Near Alaska, Boston"
(No German submarines were off the Unites States coasts at this time.)
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September 22, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Note the story in column 4: "Ukrainian Band Fight Fleeing Poles"
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September 22, 1939: Front page of The Ogden Standard Examiner, Ogden City, Utah.

The story of submarines off the U.S. coast is also on this front page.

Note the story in column 8: "British Blamed By Nazi Paper"
(This refers to the assassination of Romanian Prime Minister Armand Calinescu. The German version of the story can be seen in the Briesetal-Bote, showing below, under the sub-headline "Der dritte Torpedo Chirchills" Churchill's third torpedo. Prime Minister Armand Calinescu was killed by members of the pro-Nazi "Garda de Fier" Iron Guard.)
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September 22, 1939: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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September 22, 1939: Front page of the Medicine Hat News, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.
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September 22, 1939: Front page of The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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September 22, 1939: Front page of the Briesetal-Bote, Niederbarnim District, Germany.

1. Diplomatisches Korps aus Warschau gerettet.
(Diplomatic corps rescued from Warsaw.)

2. Rumäniens Ministerpräsident erschossen.
(Romanian Prime Minister assassinated.)
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September 22, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.

1. Die deutsch-russische Demarkationslinie.
(The German-Russian Line of demarcation.)

2. Pinsk von Sowjet-Truppen besetzt.
(Pinsk [Belarus] occupied by Soviet troops.

3. Ausländer verliessen Warschau unter Geleit.
(Foreigners leave Warsaw under escort.)

4. Misslungene Ausbruchsversuche aus Praga. Gefangenen- und Beutezahlen noch immer im Wachsen.
(Attempts to escape from Prague unsuccessful. The number of prisoners and spoils still growing.)

5. Sinnlose Halsstarrigkeit der Westdemorkratien. Oberitalienische Presse warnt vor Festhalten an Versailles.
(Pointless stubbornness of the western democracies. Northern Italian press warns against upholding [Treaty of] Versailles.)

6. Nordstaaten sichern ihre Neutralität. (Photo in upper right hand corner.)
(Northern states secure their neutrality. Photo showing the Swedish destroyer Malmö.)
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