World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Thursday, October 26, 1939
Day 56

October 26, 1939: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.

Note the story in column 2: "Athenia's Gold"
(Athenia was the first British ship sunk in World War II. The details in this story are incorrect.)
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October 26, 1939: Front page of The Midland Daily Telegraph, Coventry, England.
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October 26, 1939: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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October 26, 1939: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Note the capture of the City of Flint is still front page news, especially in U.S. papers below.
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October 26, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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October 26, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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October 26, 1939: Front page of The San Antonio Light, San Antonio, Texas.
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October 26, 1939: Front page of The Hammond Times, Hammond, Indiana.

Note the story in column 3: "Nazis Tighten Phone Service"
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October 26, 1939: Front page of The Ogden Standard Examiner, Ogden City, Utah.
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October 26, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Scharfe Antwort Moskaus auf Londons Banngutnoten.
(Russia's sharp answer to London's note.)

2. Französische Angriffe westlich Völklingen im Feuer liegengeblieben.
(French attacks west of Völklingen remain under fire.)