World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Saturday June 29, 1940
Day 303

June 29, 1940: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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Note the report at top right: "Nazis Murdered Fleeing Islanders - Unarmed, And They Knew It"
(First German attack against Channel Islands, they would be occupied on June 30. In mid June HM Government decided to demilitarize and evacuate the Channel Islands due to the proximity to German occupied France. As the report correctly states, an official radio broadcast made this information known to the Germans, and in official German documents they have made note of the broadcast, so the Germans were aware of this. Why the attack took place in the face of this is not known to me. It is possible, as the report states, that the aircraft were already en route to the target before the broadcast was heard.)
Also note the report in column 4: "Marshal Balbo Killed In Air Fight"
(It would be learned in a few days that Marshal Italo Balbo, who was also the Governor-General of Libya, was not shot down by British forces, but was shot down by Italian anti-aircraft fire. The Italian gun crews misidentified his aircraft as a British aircraft.)
[Also see "Reynaud And Balbo Mysteries" in The Sydney Sun of July 3, 1940.]


June 29, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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June 29, 1940: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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June 29, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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June 29, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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June 29, 1940: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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June 29, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the report in column 5: "Enemy Destroyer Is Sent To Bottom In Mediterranean"
(This report is about the loss of the Italian destroyer Espero.)
Also note the report at bottom left: "2 Italian Submarines Are Sunk By British"
(The report is accurate, with the exception of the statement that seven Italian submarines had been sunk. Actually only four had been sunk to date. The two unnamed submarines were Galvani and Console Generale Liuzzi.)


June 29, 1940: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in column 8: "East Turmoil - Women and Children To Leave Hong Kong"


June 29, 1940: Front page of Haarlem's Dagblad, Haarlem, Netherlands.
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June 29, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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Note the report in column 7-8: "Reds Infringing On Others' Claims"
(This report dovetails with the headline "Russian Troops March Into Rumania" now other countries are wondering how soon it will be before the Red hordes will swarm into their homeland.)


June 29, 1940: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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June 29, 1940: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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June 29, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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June 29, 1940: Front page of the Hattiesburg American, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
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June 29, 1940: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California. the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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Note the headline and report in column 1: "U.S. to Snub Warning From Japan - Tokio Intends to Run Orient, World Is Told"
Also note the report in column 2: "Registration Of Aliens In U.S. Is Ordered"
(The Alien Registration Act of 1940, signed by democrat President Franklin D. Roosevelt on June 29, 1940 was designed to; "To prohibit certain subversive activities; to amend certain provisions of law with respect to the admission and deportation of aliens; to require the fingerprinting and registration of aliens; and for other purposes."

This was many years ago, now the democrat President invites foreign nationals (Aliens) to "surge the border" and enter the U.S.A. illegally. My how times have changed.)


June 29, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Paul Reynaud schwer verunglückt.
(Paul Reynaud had a serious accident.)
2. Duce im Alpen-Operationsgebiet.
(Duce in the Alps operational area.)
3. Heldentod Marschall Balbos.
(Heroic death of Marshal Balbos.)


June 29, 1940: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Als Sachwalter der Plutokratien entlarvt!
(Unmasked as the trustee of the plutocracies!)
2. Fünftes deutsches Weißbuch zur Kriegsschuldfrage.
(Fifth German white paper on the question of war guilt.)



   
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