World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Monday, October 16, 1939
Day 46

October 16, 1939: Front page of the Telegraph & Independent, Sheffield, England.

Note: The sinking of HMS Royal Oak is on the front page of most newspapers of the day.
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October 16, 1939: Front page of The Sunderland Echo and Shipping Gazette, Sunderland, England.
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October 16, 1939: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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October 16, 1939: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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October 16, 1939: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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October 16, 1939: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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October 16, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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October 16, 1939: Front page of the Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.
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October 16, 1939: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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October 16, 1939: Front page of Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Deutsche U-boat Waffe packt zu. Britische Schlachtschiff Repulse torpediert.
(German U-boat bags: British battleship Repulse torpedoed.) This story was not true.

2. Vom Sieger über die Royal Oak. Eine der modernsten Einheiten der Flotte das Opfer.
(From the winner to the Royal Oak. One of the most modern ships in the fleet was a victim.)

3. Englands Blutschuld wächst von Tag zu Tag.
(England's blood guilt is growing day to day.)


October 16, 1939: A political cartoon running in newspapers which I found relevant. It shows Soviet dictator Josef Stalin hovering over the Baltic Sea and threatening the Scandinavian Countries.
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October 16, 1939: A political cartoon of the day.
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