World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Monday Sept. 23, 1940
Day 389

Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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Note the report in columns 3-4: "Sent Children To Death"


Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of the Evening Express, Liverpool, England.
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Note the report in column 5: "An A.R.P. Dog"
(The report claims that Lady, who is described as an A.R.P. [Air Raid Precautions] dog, accidentally disarmed a German bomb. You will have to judge for yourself if this was true or not.)
Also note the report in column 6: "£5,000 For A Spitfire"
(Mr. E. Ramsey Moodie and Mr. W. R. Glazebrook, donated the funds to spur further donations from the public.)


Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of the Birmingham Gazette, Birmingham, England.
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Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report at bottom left: "Family Loses Five Children"
(The report does not give the names of the children. They were: Leonard (5), Edward (8), Constance (9), Violet (10) and Augusta (13).)


Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of Haarlem's Dagblad, Haarlem, Netherlands.
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Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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Note the headline: "Germans Deny Sinking Refugee Ship" and the report at top right: "Make Charge Of Tear Jerker - Call It A Scheme To Get United States Into War"
(Another propaganda piece reminiscent of the Athenia incident.)


Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report at bottom left: "Roosevelt Won't Serve 4 Years If Elected, Andersen Says"
(The Minnesota Republican was right, but only because Roosevelt died before his term was finished.)


Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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(Click below for part thirteen of "Our Country" a twenty-four part series, written by twenty-four different authors, describing what America means to them. Today's piece was written by Sophie Kerr)


Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Indiana.
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Note the report in column 2: "Boiler Kid Is Papa of 8-Lb. Baby"
(Fred B. Snite, Jr., better known as Boiler Kid or The Man in the Iron Lung, announces the birth of his daughter.)


Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of The Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee.
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Note the report in column 4: "King Reports Nazis Massed Along Channel"


Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Londoner Sonntag mit 16 Luftalarmen!
(16 Air raid alarms in London on Sunday.)
2. Neuer Angriff der britischen Luftpiraten auf Reichsgebiet.
(New attack on Reich territory by British air pirates.)


Sept. 23, 1940: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Stolze Höchstleistung unserer U-Boote.
(Proud top performance of our U-Boats.)
2. 176.000 BRT. in 2 Tage versenkt.
(176,000 GRT sunk in 2 days.)
[Total British losses for the previous two days was 63,994 GRT.)



   
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