World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Tuesday June 11, 1940
Day 285

June 11, 1940: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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June 11, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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June 11, 1940: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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June 11, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 4: "HMS Glorious lost"


June 11, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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June 11, 1940: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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June 11, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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June 11, 1940: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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June 11, 1940: Front page of Haarlem's Dagblad, Haarlem, Netherlands.
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June 11, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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June 11, 1940: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in column 3: "Leche Receives Sentence Of 10 Years in Prison"
(The democrat was convicted of using the mails to defraud; the particulars involved a scheme to sell trucks to the state highway department. Other charges included the use of stolen WPA resources to build private homes for himself and his allies, making a profit from the sale of "hot oil"—oil produced illegally in excess of state quotas and thus exempt from taxation and misuse of the funds of Louisiana State University. Sentenced to ten years in an Atlanta federal penitentiary, Leche was released on parole in 1945. He was pardoned in 1953 by President Harry Truman. Leche resumed his law practice in New Orleans and worked until his death in 1965.)


June 11, 1940: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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June 11, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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June 11, 1940: Front page of The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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Note the headline and report in column 8: "U.S. Liner Halted By Sub - Refugee Ship Is Threatened Off Portugal"
(The submarine was U-101. In the war diary of U-101 the commanding officer, Kapitänleutnant Fritz Frauenheim, described the incident mostly as the report states. In the report the question as to how a U.S. ship could be mistaken from others because there was a large U.S. flag painted on the side and in large letters the ship's name and "United States" were also painted on the sides. This was done by neutral countries to keep their ships from being accidentally attacked by belligerents. In this case the commanding officer of U-101 did not see the markings because it was dark. When the sun came up he was able to positively identify the ship as Washington. After which he immediately released the ship. All German submarine commanders were under strict orders not to attack American ships.)


June 11, 1940: Front page of The Charleston Gazette, Charleston, West Virginia.
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Note the report in column 6: "State Communist Leader Indicted"
(Oscar Wheeler, communist candidate for governor of West Virginia and Allen St. Clair, former democrat candidate for magistrate in Town district, both charged with different types of voter fraud. Interesting that democrats and communists have colluding with each other for decades. Any comparison to anything that has recently happened is possibly only coincidental.)


June 11, 1940: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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June 11, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Italien auf dem Marsch.
(Italy is on the march.)
2. Pariser Regierung nach Tours geflüchtet.
(Paris government fled to Tours.)


June 11, 1940: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Heldenkampf um Narvik siegreich beendet.
(Heroic battle for Narvik ended victoriously.)
2. Italien ist in den Krieg eingetreten.
(Italy has entered the war.)
3. Gemeinsamer Kampf mit Deutschland gegen England und Frankreich.
(Joint fight with Germany against England and France.)



   
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