World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Monday February 17, 1941
Day 536

February 17, 1941: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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Note the report at bottom right: "Gas Alarm Test - People Put On Their Masks"
(In 1941 people were told to put on masks, but for a very different reason then today.)


February 17, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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February 17, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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February 17, 1941: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
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February 17, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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February 17, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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February 17, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The News, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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February 17, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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February 17, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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February 17, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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Note the report in column 6: "Court Upholds Conviction of Earl Browder"
(The 1940 communist candidate for president, Earl Browder's fraud conviction upheld.)
Also note the report at bottom right: "30,000 Homeless As Fire Sweeps Spanish City"
(Fire swept through Santander in the wake of a hurricane which killed 62 in Spain.)


February 17, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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February 17, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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Note the report in column 3: "Oldest Ohio Vet Dies at 103"
(Edward W. Cummina, believed to be Ohio's oldest Civil War Vet has died. He said he attributed his long life to “plenty of coffee and total abstinence from tomatoes.” Claiming that in his youth they were called “love apples' and were considered poisonous.)


February 17, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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February 17, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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February 17, 1941: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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February 17, 1941: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. H. G. Wells gegen Churchills Welt.
(H. G. Wells vs. Churchill's world.)


February 17, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Churchill muß wieder 37.000 BRT abschreiben.
(Churchill has to write off 37,000 GRT again.)
2. U-Boot, Kriegsschiff in Übersee und Kampfflieger versetzten England neue schwere Schläge.
(U-boats, warships overseas and fighter aircraft deal England new heavy blows.)
Note the photo at right: "20,000 Tonnen für die Fische"
(20,000 tons for the fish.)
[The photo shows the passenger ship Orford. The ship had been damaged by German aircraft eight months previously on June 1, 1940 during the Dunkirk evacuations. It was run aground off Marseilles, France, but was a total loss. The wreck was scrapped in 1947. Exactly why the Germans were crowing about the loss now is not clear.]



   
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