World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Saturday July 13, 1940
Day 317

July 13, 1940: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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Note the report at top right: "Gestapo Arrests 17,000 Frenchmen"


July 13, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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Note the report in column 3: "Stop That Chattering"
(The Minister of Information, Duff Cooper, attempting to get people to stop rumourmongering.)
Also note the report in column 5: "Carry Your Identity Card - Police Are Taking Action"
(Not having your card could result in a £50 fine or even imprisonment.)


July 13, 1940: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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Note the report in column 6: "Carry It Always"
Also note the report in column 5" "Dormant 67 Years"
(The eruption of Oyama volcano in Japan.)


July 13, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 6: "Invasion May Be Postponed"
(The invasion that never was, and was never going to be, now thought to be postponed.)


July 13, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report in column 1: "Evacuation Of Children In Abeyance"
(Evacuation of children to the Dominions was reconsidered due to shipping limitations and danger of U-Boat Attack.)


July 13, 1940: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report in column 3: "Radio Listening Ban On Aliens"
(Unnaturalised Australians now banned from obtaining a listening license, meaning they could no longer listen to the radio. A ban on public broadcasting of any overseas broadcasts was also enacted."
 
Also note the report in column 5: "Police Foil Bomb Plot"
(News of the attempted bombing of the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia made it Down Under.)


July 13, 1940: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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July 13, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the report in column 3-4: "Register All Over 16; Call Up By Classes"


July 13, 1940: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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July 13, 1940: Front page of Haarlem's Dagblad, Haarlem, Netherlands.
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July 13, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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(There is a sentence which is worth noting. In column 6 in the report "Admit Britain Also Getting In Her Licks" this sentence appears;

"The new Rumanian totalitarianism regime went ahead with its work of shaping the country to Rome-Berlin wishes. One of the new anti-Semitic decrees took wives of Jews out of government positions")
Also note the photo at bottom: "Hero Rests After Mysterious Death"
(The funeral of Air Marshal and Governor-General of Libya, Italo Balbo.)


July 13, 1940: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in column 4: "Only Woman Candidate Quits Presidential Race"
(Mrs. Anna Milburn of Seattle, Washington, who was the Greenback party candidate, was nominated, but decided to decline the nomination.)


July 13, 1940: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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July 13, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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July 13, 1940: Front page of The Brainerd Daily Dispatch, Brainerd, Minnesota.
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Note the report in column 6: "Something She Et"
(A follow-up report about the elephant who saved her keeper from being killed by another elephant. Sugar, the elephant who charged the keeper, was "executed." The elephant who saved the keeper was named Queen Tut.)


July 13, 1940: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California. the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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Note the headline: "3 British Warships Bombed, Italy Says"
(The report is in column 7 "Rome Bares Loss Of Destroyer In Fight" makes the claims that HMS Hood and HMS Ark Royal had been damaged and an unidentified British battleship had been sunk. This report was completely false. While the attack did take place, no bombs hit any British ship.)


July 13, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Erfolgreich Operationen unserer Flotte in Uebersee.
(Successful operations of our fleet overseas.)
2. Neue wirksame Luftangriff auf die englische Insel.
(Effective new air raids on the English Island.)


July 13, 1940: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. 4,3m Millionen BRT. vernichtet.
(4.3 Million BRT destroyed.)
[An astonishing claim, which was not true.]
 
2. Über 300 weitere Schiffe durch Bomben getroffen.
(Over 300 other ships damaged by bombs.)



   
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