World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Thursday July 18, 1940
Day 322

July 18, 1940: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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Note the report in column 1: "Ban on Buying New Cars"


July 18, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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Note the report in column 3: "Raid Casualties Monthly Figures To Be Given"
(Apparently Duff Cooper, the Minister of Information, had been blamed for the change in policy. Mr. Cooper had in fact argued against such a change in policy, but was overruled by Churchill and the war cabinet. This report outlines Churchill's argument for instituting the policy and that it was his responsibility, not Cooper's. Churchill, like Cooper, had a strong argument for restricting the figures.)


July 18, 1940: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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Note the report in column 2: "Hitler Committed To Invasion"
Also note the report in column 2: "U.S. Clipper Reaches New Zealand - First Trans-Pacific Flight"


July 18, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report at top right: "Super U-Boat Sunk In Atlantic"
(This report is about the loss of U-26, which could hardly be called a "super U-Boat', but I guess it makes a good story.)


July 18, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report in columns 5-6: "Call-Up For Home Defence - 76,000 Men Up To Age Of 24 Effected"


July 18, 1940: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the headline: "Move To Stifle Free Expression" and the report in the center columns "Control Of Press, Radio And Cinema"
(The Director-General of Information, Sir Keith Murdoch, was given total control of the press and media. This shocking development did not go over well with the Australian people. The parallel with what other totalitarian regimes had done and were at that time doing, did not go unnoticed. As a side note, Sir Keith is the father of Rupert Murdoch, the media billionaire.

This also falls under the Synchronicity Conundrum as just three days ago [July 15, 2021] Joe Biden's press secretary, Jen Psaki, admitted to the world that the White House (A.K.A. the President and his staff) were colluding with the digital Nazis at facebook to suppress any information about covid and the vaccine which they claim is disinformation. I would like to point out that this is completely unconstitutional. The government is doing an end-run around the constitution by "advising" a private company to restrict the FREEDOM OF SPEECH of AMERICANS!! Since the government is strictly prohibited from doing this by the constitution, they have a private company do it for them. This admission was stunning and should serve as a warning to the American public that YOUR government and the Digital Nazis at facebook and twitter are IN DIRECT COLLUSION AGAINST YOU!!

Psaki has been on my radar since she was a State Department spokesperson for Obama. At that time, she regularly lied to the American public, which makes her the perfect choice for Biden. She is such a smooth liar that I am quite surprised that she let this information out of the bag. On the same day and at the same press conference Psaki [who I refer to as Commie-Psaki] responded to a question from a reporter about the uprising against communism in Cuba. by saying this "First, I would say, communism is a failed ideology." This is an interesting statement coming from her, considering in 2014 she was photographed with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavarov, John Kerry and Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova wearing a pink ushanka hat with a red star and hammer and sickle, the symbol of the Soviet Union. The fact that the Soviet Union ceased to exist in 1991 seems to have eluded the young girl, who has a smile so large you might think she is about to have an orgasm. [See photo here.] To be fair, I must point out that the hat was a gift from Lavarov, which might give you an insight into his real feelings. And Commie-Psaki supposedly did not keep the hat. But it was a huge coup for the Russians to get a photo of the United States State Department spokesperson wearing a hat with the symbol of the Soviet Union. What find of fool would make such a mistake, if it was a mistake.

One might say in her defense, she was young and did not know any better. If that were the case, I assume that if Angela Merkel gave her a hat with a Nazi eagle and a swastika, Psaki would have put it on for a photo? I don't think so. Psaki and her ilk don't see communism/socialism as bad, evil or tyrannical, just normal. I assume you can tell that words cannot describe the contempt and visceral disgust I have for this woman. Keep in mind that this is the woman who thinks the government should decide what is true and what's not, what you can read or say and what you cannot. The Nazis and Soviets had the same attitude, how did that work out for the world?)


July 18, 1940: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report in the right hand column: "The Goebbels Touch"
(More reaction to the press takeover by the government.)


July 18, 1940: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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July 18, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the report in column 4: "Destroyer Lost In Collision Says Admiralty"
(HMS Imogen was rammed and sunk by the cruiser HMS Glasgow.)


July 18, 1940: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in columns 1-2: "British Children To Stay At Home"


July 18, 1940: Front page of Haarlem's Dagblad, Haarlem, Netherlands.
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July 18, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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July 18, 1940: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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July 18, 1940: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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Note the report at bottom right: "Wild Man Scare Ends When Posse Catches Hermit WIth Crude Spear"
(As the late, great Paul Harvey would say "Here is a Strange.")


July 18, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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July 18, 1940: Front page of The Lowell Sun, Lowell, Massachusetts.
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July 18, 1940: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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July 18, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Kritische Stunden für England.
(Critical hours for England.)


July 18, 1940: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Belagerungszustand in ganz England.
(State of siege throughout England.)



   
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