World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Saturday February 8, 1941
Day 527

February 8, 1941: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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Note the report in columns 5-6: "Gestapo Purges Paris Libraries And Bookshops"

(This is what happens in a totalitarian society. It's great that this does not happen anymore...well I guess it still does, only now on an industrial scale. The digital Nazis (facebook, twitter, google, amazon, gofundme, apple and so on) take freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and freedom of assembly away from millions at a time with just a few clicks of a mouse. What the people who run these companies are doing is terrifying and completely anti-American. In my opinion, and this is just the opinion of someone who has studied the Nazis and what they did for 30 years, this makes them the most dangerous threat to a free population, a free country and to America in particular that we have seen since 1861.

I saw a news clip this evening in which the White House spokesperson directed the digital Nazis to censor even more people who she claims are discriminating misinformation. It appears that in her opinion, she and the digital Nazis will decide what you can read and what is true. We will now have answers that we cannot question, just what every evil totalitarian in history cherishes.)


February 8, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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February 8, 1941: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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Note the report at bottom right: "Dictator's Greatest Enemy - Books"
(“Books and learning are the greatest enemies of the dictators. People without books are like houses without windows.” The Mayor of St. Pancros (Ald. Evan Evans) said this to-day in launching a travelling public library – a motor vehicle housing 2,000 volumes. Not related to the above report, just a coincidence.)


February 8, 1941: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 6: "Goering Radioed R.A.F."
(Reichsmarschall and head of the Luftwaffe, Hermann Göring, was so concerned about a pilot friend of his that he is reported to have contacted the R.A.F. himself to try to learn his fate. He was told that the pilot, Major Helmut Wick, was not a prisoner in Britain, but that he had been killed.)


February 8, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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February 8, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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February 8, 1941: Front page of The News, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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February 8, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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February 8, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in columns 6-8: "Hitler Threatens To Shackle World"
(This is part 2 of a 4 part series in which Wallace R. Deuel responds to some of the many questions sent to him after his series "Where Hitler Stands" was published in January. That series ran from Jan. 10 to 22.)


February 8, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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February 8, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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February 8, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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February 8, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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February 8, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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February 8, 1941: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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February 8, 1941: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. In Auffangstellung für das stürzende Empire.
(In a defensive position for the falling Empire.)
2. USA=Vorbereitung auf die Erbschaft.
(The USA is preparing for the inheritance.)


February 8, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Rudolf Heß bei der Reichstag der H.I. in Wien.
(Rudolf Hess at the Reichstag of H.I. in Vienna.)



   
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