World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Monday, November 13, 1939
Day 74

November 13, 1939: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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Note the report in column 2: "Steamer Strikes Wreck"
(The steamer, Drysburgh, hit the wreck of the Danish ship Canada, which sank on Nov. 3rd. after hitting a German mine. See The Examiner of Nov. 8, 1939.)

Also note the report in column 4: "British Warship Sinks U-boat"
(The last U-boat sunk by a British warship was sunk on Oct. 14th.)


November 13, 1939: Front page of The Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
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Note the report in column 2: Channel Steamer Was Not Bombed"
(The original report was front page news yesterday.)

Also note the report in column 6: "Threatening Tone of Soviet Press"


November 13, 1939: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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November 13, 1939: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report at center: "34 Thetis Bodies Raised"
(This is referring to the submarine HMS Thetis, which sank on June 1, 1939.)

Also note the report at the bottom of columns 5-6: "Mine Sinks Liner At Singapore"
(The Admiralty announced a few days later that it was a British mine which sank the ship.)


November 13, 1939: Front page of The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
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November 13, 1939: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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November 13, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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November 13, 1939: Front page of The Telegraph-Herald, Dubuque, Iowa.
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Note the report in column 6: "Ex-Gangster Sick, Broken"
(The release of notorious mobster Al Capone after many years in prison for income tax evasion.)


November 13, 1939: Front page of the Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, New York.
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November 13, 1939: Installment #2 of "Stalin Unmasked" from the San Antonio Light, San Antonio, Texas.
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November 13, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Neue wichtige Feststellungen zum Münichner Attentat.
(New information on the attack in Munich.)

2. Eisenbahnunglück in Oberschlesien.
(Railway accident in Upper Silesia.) [The report in English can be seen at the bottom of column 7 of the Dunkirk Evening Observer above.]