World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Friday, February 16, 1940
Day 169

February 16, 1940: Front page of the Derby Evening Telegraph, Derby, England.
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Note the report in column 5: "Memorials Defaced With Red Paint"
(Two memorials in Southampton had been damaged, including the Titanic Engineers Memorial.)


February 16, 1940: Front page of The Midland Daily Telegraph, Coventry, England.
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Note the report in column 2: "Germans Are Already Beaten: American Ambassador's Belief"
(Not only was his opinion wrong, he made it worse by stating, according to the report, "the British Isles remain invulnerable to any serious air attack." Perhaps what he did not understand is that the Germans had not yet mounted any serious air attack.)


February 16, 1940: Front page of the North-Eastern Gazette, Middlesbrough, England.
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Note the report at top right: "U-Boat Waited For The Repulse?"
(The U-boat that sank the Sultan Star was U-48, which was not sunk. As a matter of fact, it survived until the end of the war.)


February 16, 1940: Front page of the Post and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 1: "We Know All About New War Gas"
(There is no evidence that any belligerent nation used poison gas in combat during World War II.)


February 16, 1940: Front page of the Dundee Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 6: "Norwegian Ship Feared Lost"


February 16, 1940: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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February 16, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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February 16, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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February 16, 1940: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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February 16, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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February 16, 1940: Front page of the El Paso Herald, El Paso, Texas.
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Note the photo at top left and the report in column 3: "Child Prophet Unhonored By Researchers"
(Researchers think the child prophet, Faith Hope Charity Harding, might be a fake.)


February 16, 1940: Front page of The Lowell Sun, Lowell, Massachusetts.
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February 16, 1940: Front page of The Helena Independent, Helena, Montana.
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Note the report in column 1: "More Than 50 Dead In Big Storm"
(Another reminder that the U.S.A. had actually had blizzards before the 21st Century.)


February 16, 1940: Front page of The Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee.
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Note the report in column 4: "Jap Leader Sees No U.S. Embargo"


February 16, 1940: Front page of the Teltower Kriesblatt, Teltow, Germany.
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1. Umfassende Altersversorgung. Dr. Ley mit der Durchführung beauftragt.
(Dr. Ley is tasked with carrying out a comprehensive new pension scheme.)
2. Appell Görings an das deutsche Landvolk. Der Generalfeldmarschall zur Erzeugungsschlacht
(Görings call to the rural population. The Field Marschall tells the generations of the battle to come.)


February 16, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Immer daran denke - Der Friede, den die anderen uns bereiten wollen.
(Always remember the peace others want to give us.)



   
Page published February 16, 2021