World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Thursday January 9, 1941
Day 497

January 9, 1941: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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Note the report at top right: "Wild Bill in Cairo, Sees Britain Give It."


January 9, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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January 9, 1941: Front page of the Birmingham Gazette, Birmingham, England.
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Note the report in column 3: "Sub, Shells, Hits U-Boat"
(HMS Tuna had attacked the Italian submarine Brin on Dec. 18, but scored no hits.)
Also note the report in column 6: "Meat Ration Some Weeks Down To 1s"


January 9, 1941: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 3: "H.M. Submarine Regulus Lost"
(The report was sadly true, HMS Regulus sailed from Alexandria, Egypt on Nov. 18, 1940 and never returned. No exact cause for the loss has ever been established.)


January 9, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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January 9, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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January 9, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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January 9, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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January 9, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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January 9, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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January 9, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in column 4: "Torpedoed Off Ireland, British Freighter Reports"
(The report was true, the freighter Bassano was sunk by U-105. First Radio Operator Cyril G. O'Keeffe was the only casualty.)
Also note the report in column 3: "Man Killed in Blast In Lobby of Hotel"
(A Mr. W. D. Wright of Rochester, New York is reported to have set off the explosion at the hotel that killed him.)


January 9, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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January 9, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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January 9, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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January 9, 1941: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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January 9, 1941: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Zunahme der Plünderungen in England.
(Looting increasing in England.)
2. Kühne Einzelangriffe der deutschen Luftwaffe
(Bold individual attacks by the Luftwaffe.)


January 9, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Churchills Agenten überfluten die Vereinigten Staaten.
(Churchill's agents flood the United States.)
2. Kriegseinkäufe sicherer Kriegsdienst.
(War purchases, safe military service.)



   
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