World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Thursday June 20, 1940
Day 294

June 20, 1940: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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June 20, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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June 20, 1940: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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June 20, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 6: "Estonians To Give Up Arms"
(Of course one of the first actions to be taken by the communists (and all totalitarians) after the invasion of a country was to confiscate all the private firearms. Unarmed civilians can't fight back. One of the reasons that we in the United States have a second amendment right to own guns, regardless of what the left, socialists, communists and the democrat party think. Without the right to own firearms, what Thomas Jefferson said is a moot point. "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.")


June 20, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report at bottom left: "Demand Seizure Of Indo-China"
Also note the report in column 5: "Arrive Soon - First Child Refugees"


June 20, 1940: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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June 20, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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June 20, 1940: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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June 20, 1940: Front page of Haarlem's Dagblad, Haarlem, Netherlands.
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June 20, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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Note the report and photo at top left: "Will Sea Queen Hear Her Countries Call?"
(More importantly, will Germany read this report?)


June 20, 1940: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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June 20, 1940: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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June 20, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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June 20, 1940: Front page of The Lowell Sun, Lowell, Massachusetts.
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June 20, 1940: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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June 20, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Unruhen in Französisch - Marokko.
(Riots in French Morocco.)
2. Neue Hamburger Mahnung zu luftschutzmäßigem Verhalten.
(New warning for Hamburg about air raid protection.)


June 20, 1940: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Hakenkreuz über dem Straßburger Münster.
(Swastika over the Strasbourg Cathedral.)
2. Fortschreitender Zerfall der französischen Widerstandskraft.
(Continued degeneration of French resistance.)



   
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