World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Monday, November 6, 1939
Day 67

November 6, 1939: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.

Note the story at top left: "U-boats Have Shot Their Bolt"
(Very wishful thinking on the part of the writer and editor.)

Also note the story in column 7: "Nazi Arrested His Mother"
(One of the ways the Nazis came to power was to poison the minds of children with Nazi propaganda in the schools and the press. In totalitarian regimes the parents fear their children (and others) because they can denounce them for making anti-government statements in private. A terrifying prospect and a tactic which is still being used to this day.)
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November 6, 1939: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Note the City of Flint is still front page news as is the Russia-Finland dispute.
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November 6, 1939: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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November 6, 1939: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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November 6, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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November 6, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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November 6, 1939: Front page of The Telegraph-Herald, Dubuque, Iowa.
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November 6, 1939: Front page of The Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas.
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November 6, 1939: Front page of The Lowell Sun, Lowell, Massachusetts.
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November 6, 1939: Front page of The Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Neutrale Staaten begehren auf.
(Neutral states rebel.)

2. Dänischer 11000-Tonner lief auf englische Mine.
(Danish 11,000 ton ship hits British mine.) [This story is about the Danish steamship Canada. The ship hit a mine, but the mines were laid by German destroyers, not the British. Over the next 12 days three other ships hit the wreck, one sank while the other two made port.)