World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday May 15, 1940
Day 258

May 15, 1940: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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May 15, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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May 15, 1940: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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May 15, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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May 15, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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May 15, 1940: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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May 15, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the report in column 7: "100,000 Dutch Soldiers Killed"
(This figure seems to be very exaggerated, in all of World War II a little over 100,000 Dutch people were killed. Another 100,000 were killed by the Nazis in the Holocaust and about 30,000 were killed in the Netherlands East Indies by the Japanese.)


May 15, 1940: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in column 4: "Communist Party Is Judged Illegal"


May 15, 1940: Front page of Haarlem's Dagblad, Haarlem, Netherlands.
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May 15, 1940: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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Note the report at the top of the newspaper: "Local Man Claims Invention Of Death Ray"
(A 91 year old man, Milton McWhorter, claimed he invented a death ray which will "render obsolete all of man's previous sinister accomplishments along that line." The report also claims that the United States Army had even visited with Mr. McWhorter to investigate his claim.)


May 15, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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Note the report in column 5: "Kaiser Safe?"


May 15, 1940: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, Texas.
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Note the report in column 5: "Kaiser Free to Return Home"


May 15, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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Note the report in column 6: "$1,000 To Be Offered for Allyn Slayer"
(Latest report about the murder of Prof. Lewis B. Allyn.)
Also note the report at bottom left: "Tragic Squalus Gone As Navy Commissions Sailfish"


May 15, 1940: Front page of the Syracuse Herald-Journal, Syracuse, New York.
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May 15, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Maginotlinie bei Sedan durchbrochen.
(Maginot Line broken at Sedan.)
2. England rücken die Gefahren immer näher auf den Leib.
(Dangers moving ever closer to England.)


May 15, 1940: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Holland hat kapituliert!
(Holland has capitulated!)
2. Sedan und Ligny in deutscher Hand.
(Sedan and Ligny in German hands.)



   
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