World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday, November 15, 1939
Day 76

November 15, 1939: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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November 15, 1939: Front page of the Grimsby Evening Telegraph, Grimsby, England.
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November 15, 1939: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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November 15, 1939: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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November 15, 1939: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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Note the report in column 8: "French Plane Sinks U-boat"
Up to this point in the war no French aircraft or warship had sunk a German submarine.


November 15, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the report in column 2 "Japs Land In South China"
 
Also note the report in column 8: "Italy Launches New Battleship"
The battleship Impero would never be completed, the hulk was scrapped in the late 1940's.


November 15, 1939: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in column 5: "Suspends Teacher For Pro-Nazi Bias"


November 15, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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November 15, 1939: Front page of The Telegraph-Herald, Dubuque, Iowa.
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November 15, 1939: Front page of The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, West Virginia.
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Note the report in column 5: "Grapes of Wrath Is Called Obscene"
Now considered one of the greatest American novels of all time, many people, as seen in the report, were less than pleased with the book. The book was banned and burned in many American communities. This I would like to point out is the antithesis of Americanism.


November 15, 1939: Front page of
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Note this paper is also carrying the report about the Japanese in China.


November 15, 1939: Installment #4 of "Stalin Unmasked" from the San Antonio Light, San Antonio, Texas.
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Take special note of the opening paragraph (reprinted below) keeping in mind what occurred this past summer in the western countries, especially the U.S.A. when college students trained by primarily leftist professors, rioted and destroyed so much property. After you read that think of how many times you have seen self described National Socialists Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tell college students that they are part of the "revolution."
 
"The five years which the future Stalin spent in the Tiflis Seminary did not make him a priest. They made him a revolutionist. There is nothing exceptional in this. The rebellion at the heart of the Tsarist empire had long been breaking through the surface in the higher (college) schools, including seminaries. Several times in the years before Stalin entered the place, the Tiflis Seminary had been the scene of student riots."


November 15, 1939: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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Note the report in column 1: "Squalus Out Of Commission"
(USS Squalus SS-192 sank while on driving trials on May 23, 1939. Read more about Squalus here.)


November 15, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Was gibt es auf die Reichskleiderkarte?
(What is on the Reich clothing card?)
2. Das 100= Punkte= System. Keine Bezugsscheine mehr - aber Berpflichtung zur Sparsamkeit.
(The 100 point system. No more coupons, but a commitment to thrift.
 
Note the German claim of sinking 26,000 tons of British shipping can be seen at top right. Also note that the disaster in Venezuela is also covered in the German press, report at bottom center.