World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Monday, October 30, 1939
Day 60

October 30, 1939: Front page of The Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
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October 30, 1939: Front page of the Evening Express, Liverpool, England.

Note the story in column 3: "Britain To Expose Nazi Camp Secrets"
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October 30, 1939: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Note the story at bottom left: "Hitler's Girlfriend Drugged"
(Unity Freeman-Mitford was a British socialite, anti-Semite and Nazi sympathizer. She was also a close friend of Adolf Hitler. It has never been confirmed that she was actually a "girlfriend" of Hitler. The details of the story are inaccurate. She shot herself in the head on Sept. 3, 1939 in a suicide attempt, but never regained full mental capacity again. She died, probably from complications from the bullet in her head, which was never removed, in 1948.)
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October 30, 1939: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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October 30, 1939: Front page of the Medicine Hat News, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.
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October 30, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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October 30, 1939: Front page of The Lowell Sun, Lowell, Massachusetts.
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October 30, 1939: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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October 30, 1939: Front page of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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October 30, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Briten versenkten eigenes Schiff.
(The British sank their own ship.)

2. Wehrmachtsbericht- wie gestern: An der Westfront keine Beränderung der Lage.
(Wehrmacht report- same as yesterday: No change on the western front.)