World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Saturday, October 14, 1939
Day 44

October 14, 1939: Front page of the Evening Express, Liverpool, England.

The big story of the day was the loss of HMS Royal Oak.
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October 14, 1939: Front page of the Manchester Evening Times, Manchester, England.
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October 14, 1939: Front page of The Melbourne Herald, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Note the story at top right: "3 Submarines Sunk In Single Day"
(The story is almost true, actually 2 U-boats were sunk on Oct. 13th, U-40 and U-42.)
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October 14, 1939: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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October 14, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Note the "3 Submarines Sunk" story is also in this paper.
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October 14, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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October 14, 1939: Front page of the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California.
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October 14, 1939: Front page of The Lima News, Lima, Ohio.
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October 14, 1939: Front page of the Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, New York.
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October 14, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Drei Flugzeuge im Westen abgeschossen.
(Three aircraft shot down in the west.)

2. Deutsches U-boot versenkt britiisches Schlachtschiff!
(German U-boat sinks British Battleship.)