World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Sunday April 14, 1940
Day 227

April 14, 1940: Front page of The People, London, England.
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April 14, 1940: Front page of The Sunday Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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April 14, 1940: Front page of the Butte Montana Standard, Butte, Montana.
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Note the headline: "British Navy Sinks Seven Nazi Destroyers"
(Actually 8 had been sunk in what was called the Second Naval Battle of Narvik. The Norway invasion was for the most part was the end of the German destroyer fleet. On Apr. 10th (the First Naval Battle of Narvik) the Germans lost the destroyers Z-21 Wilhelm Heidkamp and Z-22 Anton Schmitt. Then on Apr. 13th in the Second Naval Battle of Narvik the destroyers Z-2 Georg Thiele, Z-9 Wolfgang Zenker, Z-11 Bernd von Arnim, Z-12 Erich Giese, Z-13 Erich Koellner, Z-17 Diether von Roeder, Z-18 Hans Luddemann and Z-19 Hermann Kunne were all sunk.)
Also note the report in column 6: "Cold Weather Hits Eastern Part Of Nation At Same Time Most of the Western Region Experiences First Heat Wave"


April 14, 1940: Front page of The Hammond Times, Hammond, Indiana.
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April 14, 1940: Front page of The Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee.
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April 14, 1940: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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Note the report in column 2: "Coast Gripped By Heat Wave - Temperatures Mount to 100 Mark"
(California, even before climate change, with temps. at or above 100°.)


April 14, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the report in column 2: "Panama Canal City Burning"
(No cause for the fire is given in the report, but the final paragraph gives an indication as to how looters should still be treated, including those of today. "Authorities ordered Panamanian police and U.S. Army men to shoot any person caught looting.")


April 14, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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