World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday, June 25, 1941
Day 664

June 25, 1941: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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June 25, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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June 25, 1941: Front page of the Evening Express, Liverpool, England.
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June 25, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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June 25, 1941: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 4: "Hitler Dead Very Soon"
(An Egyptian astrologer says Hitler will be dead within four months. So much for astrologers.)


June 25, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report in column 6: "Poland And Russia"
(Report about a radio address by Polish PM Gen. Sikorski. Be careful what you wish for Gen. Sikorski.)


June 25, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report in column 4: "U.S. Men Can Fight Nazis"
(President Roosevelt gives his approval for US men to join the British armed forces, provided they do not take an oath of allegiances to a foreign leader.)


June 25, 1941: Front page of The News, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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Note the report in column 5: "Poles to Fight For Soviet"


June 25, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the report in column 4: "German Raider Reported Sunk"
(The report calls Elbe a “raider” but it was a blockade runner bound from Dalian, China to France with rubber and rare metals. The ship was attacked by aircraft from HMS Eagle and sank from a combination of bombs and the crew scuttling.)


June 25, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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June 25, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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June 25, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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June 25, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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Note the report at bottom center: "Boiler Kid Will Try Out New Respirator"
(Fred B Snite Jr. better known as “The Man in the Iron Lung” to try out a portable respirator.)


June 25, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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June 25, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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Note the report in columns 2-3: "German-Russ War Blamed To Bluff That Failed"
(Leon Key, a United Press reporter, demonstrates his ignorance by claiming that Germany attacked Russia just to back up a bluff. The German attack on Russia demonstrates just how completely uninformed the press is when it comes to what is happening in the enemy camp. That also applies to today's press. You can go back and read the reports from the press in the run-up to the invasion with all kinds of claims, none of which were true, none of which did they have any evidence to support. They were just the “opinions” of uninformed people who know how to write stories.)


June 25, 1941: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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June 25, 1941: Front page of the Briesetal-Bote, Kreis Niederbarnim, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. Moskaus Heuchelei klar erkannt.
(Moscow's hypocrisy clearly recognized.)
2. ..bis August voll aufgerüstet.
(..fully upgraded by August.)


June 25, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Eden bestätigt Moskaus Dolchstoßplan.
(Eden confirms Moscow's stab in the back plan.)
2. Die Tat des Führers zerschlug das bolschewistisch-plutokratische Spiel.
(The Fuhrer's action smashed the Bolshevik-plutocratic game.)



   
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