World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Friday, October 20, 1939
Day 50

October 20, 1939: Front page of the Manchester Evening Gazette, Manchester, England.
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October 20, 1939: Front page of The Evening News, Portsmouth, England.

Note the stories about counties being intimidated by the Soviet Union.
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October 20, 1939: Front page of The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
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October 20, 1939: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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October 20, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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October 20, 1939: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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October 20, 1939: Front page of the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California.
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October 20, 1939: Front page of The Lowell Sun, Lowell, Massachusetts.
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October 20, 1939: Front page of the Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, New York.

Note the story in column 1: "Four Communists Refused Places on N.Y. City Ballot"
(A stark difference to today when New York City is being run by an avowed communist, Warren Wilhelm, Jr. A.K.A. Bill DeBlasio.)
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October 20, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. 50000 Hamburger Mütter erhalten das Ehrenkreuz.
(50,000 Hamburg mothers receive the Cross of Honor.)

2. Führer und Oberster Sowjet ratifizierten die deutsch-russischen Abkommen.
(The Führer and the Supreme Soviet ratified the German-Russian agreements.)

3. Hochöfen der Reichswerke Hermann Göring in Betrieb.
(Hermann Göring's blast furnaces in operation.)