World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Saturday November 30, 1940
Day 457

November 30, 1940: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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Note the report at bottom center: "Not Ant-British - Kennedy"
(Former Ambassador to the United Kingdom Joseph P. Kennedy tells a British reporter that he has never made anti-British statements. He continues to lie to the public, which was his modus operandi.

On Sept. 27, 1940 U.S. Ambassador to The United Kingdom Joseph P. Kennedy, sent a cable to Secretary of State Cordell Hull in which he said the following;

"I was delighted to see that the president said he was not going to enter the war, because to enter this war, imagining for a minute that the English have anything to offer in the line of leadership or productive capacity in industry that could be of the slightest value to us, would be complete misapprehension... It breaks my heart to draw these conclusions about a people that I sincerely hoped might be victorious, but I cannot get myself to the point where I believe they can be of any assistance to the cause in which they are involved. If by chance we should ever come to the point of getting into this war we can make our minds that it will be the United States against Germany, Italy and Japan, aided by a badly shot to pieces country which in the last analysis can give little."
[Also see "Kennedy Denies He Gave Interview On Britain And Repudiates Quoted Words" in The Cedar Rapids Gazette of Nov. 12, 1940.]
 
Also note the report in column 4: "Nazis Pause Over Death Sentence On Woman"
(A British woman, Winifred Harle, living in Paris sentenced to death for listening to foreign broadcasts and for distributing copies of enemy (British) speeches. A British protest has her case under reconsideration in Berlin. The case of another woman, Florence Frickland, is being looked into, but it was not known if she was actually a British subject.)
 
Also note the report in column 4: "Kaiser's Guns to Fight Hitler"
 
Also note the report in column 7: "Ex-Kaiser is Reported Ill)


November 30, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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Note the report in column 5: "Dearer Milk - Dairymen to Ration Customers"


November 30, 1940: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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Note the report in column 4: "Milk Rationing Problem One Nottingham Solution Extra Sunday Supply To Be Cut"


November 30, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 6: "Murder of 2000 Jews"


November 30, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report at top right: "Enemy Raider In Pacific - Attacks British Ship: Loss Feared"
(The unnamed ship was the 16,712-ton Rangitane, which was sunk by the German Hilfskreuzer (auxiliary cruisers) Komet and Orion.
Also note the report in column 2: "Storks Defeat Nazi Censorship"


November 30, 1940: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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November 30, 1940: Front page of The News, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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November 30, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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November 30, 1940: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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November 30, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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November 30, 1940: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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November 30, 1940: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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Note the report in column 3: "Cruiser At Sea To Pick Up FDR"
(The press announcing a "secret" mission of the cruiser USS Tuscaloosa CA-37 to possibly transport the President of the United States to an undisclosed destination. Thank goodness the mission was a secret, and the movements of a U.S. ship and maybe the movements of the President were not put on the front page of the newspaper so the enemy could read it.)


November 30, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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November 30, 1940: Front page of The Helena Independent, Helena, Montana.
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November 30, 1940: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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November 30, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Kampfanlagen im Gebiet von Dover zerstört.
(Combat facilities in Dover are destroyed.)
[While I don't have a damage report from Dover, the following line was in the minutes of the War Cabinet meeting on Nov. 28, 1940: "Dover was shelled daily during the week, but little damage was reported."]
2. Bombentreffer auf kriegswichtige Ziele in zahlreichen Gegenden Englands.
(Bomb hits on vital targets in many parts of England.)


November 30, 1940: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Mehrstündiger Angriff auf Liverpool.
(Hours long attack on Liverpool.)
2. Siegreiches Gefecht unserer Zerstörer.
(Victorious battle of our destroyers.)



   
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