World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Saturday, October 28, 1939
Day 58

October 28, 1939: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.

Note the story in column 3: "French Claim To Have Sunk U-Boat"
(No U-boat was sunk on that date.)
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October 28, 1939: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.

The big stories in many newspapers of the day was the U.S. arms embargo being one step closer to repeal and the mine accident in Scotland.
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October 28, 1939: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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October 28, 1939: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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October 28, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Note the story in column 2: "Southwest U.S. Drought"
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October 28, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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October 28, 1939: Front page of the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California.
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October 28, 1939: Front page of the Butte Montana Standard, Butte, Montana.
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October 28, 1939: Front page of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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October 28, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Schweres Grubenungglüd in Schottland.
(Serious mine accident in Scotland.)

2. Katastrophaler Rüdgang des britischen Aussenhandels.
(Catastrophic turnaround in British foreign trade.)

3. 115 Schiffe mit 500000 To. versenkt!
(115 ships at 500,000 tons sunk!)