World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday, September 6, 1939
Day 6

September 6, 1939: Front page of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.

Note the story in column 5: "Japs Get Tough"
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September 6, 1939: Front page of the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California.

Note the story in columns 5 & 6: "Nazi Battleship Reported Sunk By British Planes"
(The story claims that Gneisenau was sunk at Wilhelmshaven, which was not true. Gneisenau, along with her sister ship Scharnhorst, were anchored at Brunsbüttel and neither ship received any damage.)
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September 6, 1939: Front page of the North-Eastern Gazette, Middlesbrough, England.
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September 6, 1939: Front page of The Portsmouth Times, Portsmouth, Ohio.
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September 6, 1939: Front page of The Sunderland Echo and Shipping Gazette, Sunderland, England.
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September 6, 1939: Front page of the San Antonio Express, San Antonio, Texas.

Note the story: U.S. Ship Cuts Athenia Loss"
(Athenia was the first British ship sunk due to enemy action in the Second World War.)
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September 6, 1939: Front page of the Herald & Express, Torquay, England.
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September 6, 1939: Front page of the Syracuse Herald Syracuse Journal, Syracuse, New York.
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September 6, 1939: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Teltow District, Germany.
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1. Vorstoss auf Lodz.
(Advance on Lodz.)

2.Sturm aug Krakau.
(Assault on Kraków.)

3. Bromberg genommen - 10 000 polnische Gefangene. 60 Gschütze erbeutet.
(Bydgoszcz [Poland] captured, 10,000 Polish prisoners taken, 60 guns captured.)

4. Oberschlesiem ist frei.
(Upper Silesia is free.)

5. Die Morde des amtlichen Polens.
(The official murderers of Poland.)

6. Neue polnische Lüge entlarvt.
(New Polish lie exposed.)


September 6, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Amerikaner entlarot Tschenstochau-Lüge.
(American's expose the lie of Czestochowa.) [This probably refers to the Sept. 4 murder of hundreds of Poles and Jews from the city.]

2. This headline is a repeat from the above newspaper.

(The remaining headlines are mostly sub-headlines for the stories.)