World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Saturday November 23, 1940
Day 450

November 23, 1940: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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Note the report in column 4: "Devil's Island Normal Again"


November 23, 1940: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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November 23, 1940: Front page of The Midland Daily Telegraph, Coventry, England.
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November 23, 1940: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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November 23, 1940: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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November 23, 1940: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the photos: "Stranded Liner's Crew And Passengers Saved"
(The passenger ship Orungal went aground in a storm. The wreck was burned out on Dec. 13, 1940.)


November 23, 1940: Front page of The News, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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November 23, 1940: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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November 23, 1940: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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November 23, 1940: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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November 23, 1940: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in column 2: "Germans Torpedo Three Freighters Off Coast of Ireland"
(Anten and Tymeric were in the 43-ship convoy OB-244, both were sunk by U-123. The convoy lost six ships to U-boats. 72 men on Tymeric and 1 from Anten were lost. The third ship mentioned, Blairesk, was in OB-244, but I have no record of it being hit by a torpedo. It was scrapped in 1970. This was the “happy time” for U-boats, while U-123 and U-103 were attacking OB-244 on Nov. 21st on this day, Nov. 23, SC-11 was being attacked by U-100, which would sink 7 of the 38 merchant ships in the convoy.)


November 23, 1940: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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November 23, 1940: Front page of The Helena Independent, Helena, Montana.
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November 23, 1940: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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November 23, 1940: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Anschluß auch Rumäniens an den Dreierpakt.
(Rumania joins the tripartite pact.)


November 23, 1940: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Nach Coventry und Birmingham - W.C. bläst wieder die Wunderflöte.
(To Coventry and Birmingham - W.C. blows the magic flute again.)
2. Wöchentlich 400 "kriegsentscheidende" Waffen erfunden.
(400 "decisive war" weapons invented weekly.)



   
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