World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Sunday April 28, 1940
Day 241

April 28, 1940: Front page of The People, London, England.
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Note the report at top right: "German White Paper Sets World Laughing and Ribbentrop Finds Ghost Brigadier"
(While the German White Paper was mocked in the press, this time it was essentially true. The British were about to invade Norway. The operation mentioned in the report as "Stratforce" was actually "Stratford." )


April 28, 1940: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report at bottom center: "Wedding Cake Stolen During Ceremony"


April 28, 1940: Front page of The Sunday Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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April 28, 1940: Front page of the Butte Montana Standard, Butte, Montana.
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April 28, 1940: Front page of The Hammond Times, Hammond, Indiana.
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April 28, 1940: Front page of The Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee.
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April 28, 1940: Front page of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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April 28, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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Note the photo at top: "Modern Noah's Ark Fails Him"
(Paul Satko of Tacoma, Washington, decided to build an ark and sail it and his family to Alaska. The ark grounded, Satko was put in jail and his kids were taken into custody.)


April 28, 1940: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Britische Geheimbefehle entlarven Westmächte.
(British secret orders exposed to western powers.)
[This is the German report about the White Paper mentioned above.]
2. Sensationelle Funde bei gefangenen englischen Stäben und in Osloer Archiven.
(Sensational finds from captured English staffs and in the Oslo archives.)



   
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