World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Sunday, September 24, 1939
Day 24

September 24, 1939: Front page of The People, London, England.
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September 24, 1939: Front page of The Sunday Post, Glasgow, Scotland.
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September 24, 1939: Front page of The Sunday Messenger, Athens, Ohio.

Note the story in column 4: "Submarines Sighted in Gulf Off Vera Cruz"
(An A.P. story which was reprinted around the world, but no Axis submarines were anywhere near the Gulf of Mexico at this time.)
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September 24, 1939: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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September 24, 1939: Front page of The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, Texas.

Note the announcement of the death of Sigmund Freud.
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September 24, 1939: Front page of the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California.
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September 24, 1939: Front page of The Telegraph-Herald, Dubuque, Iowa.
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September 24, 1939: Front page of The Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee.

Note the story in column 5: "Britain Placed On Wartime Rations"
(Think about this story and imagine what it would be like today if a government rationed your food.)
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September 24, 1939: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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September 24, 1939: Front page of The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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