World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday April 24, 1940
Day 237

April 24, 1940: Front page of The Midland Daily Telegraph, Coventry, England.
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April 24, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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April 24, 1940: Front page of the Derby Evening Telegraph, Derby, England.
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April 24, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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April 24, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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April 24, 1940: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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April 24, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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April 24, 1940: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the headline: "Nazi Move Against Sweden Sighted"
(The Germans never invaded Sweden.)


April 24, 1940: Front page of Haarlem's Dagblad, Haarlem, Netherlands.
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April 24, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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Note the report at bottom left: "Duff Cooper Urges War On German People, Not Hitler Alone"
(In this report, the writer, Dewitt MacKenzie, makes the argument that saying that the war should be waged not just against Hitler, but the whole of the German people, undermines the efforts of some who were trying to get the German people to rise up against Hitler on their own. The last paragraph says; "Indeed Herr Hitler could scarcely have been handed a more persuasive argument to keep his people staunch. This isn't the first time that Duff Cooper and Hitler have tangled, but it is once when Hitler got something to be pleased about."

In my opinion, Mr. MacKenzie could not have been more mistaken. There is nothing to suggest that such an uprising was anywhere on the horizon, or that in Germany such an uprising had ever been successful. Remember, Hitler himself had tried to overthrow the German government, in 1923, and failed.)
Also note the headline: "212 Negros Burned To Death"
(The fire at the Rhythm Club still stands as the tenth deadliest fire in U.S. history. In total 209 people died. The cause is thought to have been accidental, however five Black men were arrested when the police were told that they had threatened to burn the club down. The men were later released and no charges were ever made against anyone for the fire.)


April 24, 1940: Front page of the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California.
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Note the report in column 6: "Chloe Made Ward Of Juvenile Court"
(The latest report on the Chloe Davis case.)
Also note the report in column 2: "Union Red, Dies Told"
(Another witness warning that the C.I.O. Union had been infiltrated by communists.)


April 24, 1940: Front page of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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April 24, 1940: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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Note the report in column 2: "Taussig Should Be Court-Martialed In Opinion Of Senator"
(He never was, but he was given an official reprimand, which was later removed from his file.)


April 24, 1940: Front page of the Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, New York.
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Note the report in column 1: "Dies Asks Labor To Clean House Of Communists"
 
Also note the report at the bottom of column 1: "Japs Claim They Have Scored Big Victory In China"


April 24, 1940: Front page of the Teltower Kriesblatt, Teltow, Germany.
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1. Unsere Luftwaffe bei den Operationen in Norwegen.
(Our Luftwaffe in the Norwegian Operation.)


April 24, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Seit 9.4. verlor Englands Flotte 61 Einheiten!
(Since April 9 England has lost 61 ships.)
[This was untrue.]
 
2. Kämpfe bei Stavanger abgeschlossen - Zwei norwegische Regimenter entwaffnet - Schnelles Vorgehen um Oslo.
(Fighting at Stavanger completed - Two Norwegian regiments disarmed - Rapid advance around Oslo.)


April 24, 1940: Front page of the Vülkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Lügenlord Churchill muß schwere Verluste eingestehen.
(Lying Lord Churchill has to admit to heavy losses.)



   
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