World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Monday, September 25, 1939
Day 25

September 25, 1939: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California. (Note the headline; British Destroyer Sunk. No British destroyers, or other British warships, had been sunk. The writers of this story picked it up from German press reports, which were false. Also not the story about the storms which has killed 48 people.)
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September 25, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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September 25, 1939: Front page of the Van Wert Times-Bulletin, Van Wert, Ohio. (Note the story; German Subs Open Unrestricted Warfare... This is mostly true, Hitler on Sept. 24th removed the restrictions against attacking French merchant ships and Armed Merchant Cruisers, but he did not remove all restrictions against merchant shipping.)
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September 25, 1939: Front page of The Melbourne Herald, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. (Note the story; Death of General Rouses Suspicion. Perhaps the writer wanted to start a conspiracy theory, or maybe they were really wondering. It is true that von Fritsch was removed from his post as C-in-C of the German Army under false pretences, but his death in action was not a Nazi intrigue.)
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September 25, 1939: Front page of The Hammond Times, Hammond, Indiana.
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September 25, 1939: Front page of The Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, Iowa.
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September 25, 1939: Front page of The Newcastle Sun, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.
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September 25, 1939: Front page of Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Die Entlarvung des Mr. Knickerbocker.
(Exposing Mr. Knickerbocker.) Apparently referring to Hubert Knickerbocker, an American, ant-Nazi journalist.

2. Gemeinsamer deutsch-russischer Vorbeimarsch in Brest.
(German and Russian troops march together past Brest.) Referring to Brest-Litovsk, Belarus.

3. U-Boot versenkt englischen Zerstörer.
(U-boat sinks English destroyer) This is the report picked up by worldwide wire services, but was inaccurate.

4. Stukas über Warschau.
(Stukas over Warsaw.)