World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Tuesday June 4, 1940
Day 278

June 4, 1940: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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June 4, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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June 4, 1940: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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June 4, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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June 4, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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June 4, 1940: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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June 4, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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June 4, 1940: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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June 4, 1940: Front page of Haarlem's Dagblad, Haarlem, Netherlands.
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June 4, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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Note the report in column 4: "U.S.S. Manhattan Passes Gibraltar"
(The Associated Press again tracking the movements of a major passenger ship. Note they call the ship USS, which is incorrect, the moniker USS is only for commissioned United States Naval ships.)


June 4, 1940: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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June 4, 1940: Front page of The Brainerd Daily Dispatch, Brainerd, Minnesota.
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Note the report in column 3: "Five Missing As Cloudburst Hits Nebraska"


June 4, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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June 4, 1940: Front page of the Butte Montana Standard, Butte, Montana.
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Note the report in column 8: "Minnesota Gale Causes 5 Deaths"


June 4, 1940: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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June 4, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. In Dünkirchen eingedrungen.
(Dunkirk Invaded.)


June 4, 1940: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Die erste Gefangenenzahl von der Schlacht in Flandern
(The first number of prisoners from the Battle of Flanders.)
2. 330,000 Engländer und Franzosen gefangen
(330,000 English and French captured.)
3. Das, tapferste Epos der britischen Geschichte' in der Wirklichkeit.
(The "bravest epic in British history" in reality.)



   
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