World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Tuesday, October 24, 1939
Day 54

October 24, 1939: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.

The big story of the day was the capture of the SS City of Flint by the Germans, this caused a large diplomatic incident that lasted for some time, as you will see in the coming days.
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October 24, 1939: Front page of The Sunderland Echo and Shipping Gazette, Sunderland, England.
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October 24, 1939: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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October 24, 1939: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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October 24, 1939: Front page of CZAS Polish Times, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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October 24, 1939: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Note the story in column 5" "Famine Feared As Jewish Fate"

Also not the story at the bottom: "Athenia Terror"
(Athenia was the first British shin sunk in World War II. )
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October 24, 1939: Front page of the San Antonio Express, San Antonio, Texas.
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October 24, 1939: Front page of the Butte Montana Standard, Butte Montana.
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October 24, 1939: Front page of The Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee.
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October 24, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Offener Brief eines deutschen Arbeiters an Tschörchill.
(An open letter from a German worker to Tschörchill.)

2. Englischer Dampfer in der Nordsee versenkt.
(English steamer sunk in the North Sea.)