World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Thursday March 13, 1941
Day 560

March 13, 1941: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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Note the report at top right: "Hitler Threatens Dutch"
(Reichskommissariat Niederlande (Reich Commissar of the Netherlands) SS-Obergruppenführer Arthur Seyss-Inquart, threatens “sharper measures” against the Dutch to prevent disturbances. He, of course, blamed the Jews for the problems.

Note: Seyss-Inquart oversaw the deportation of Dutch Jews to concentration camps where they were murdered, the use of Dutch civilians a slave labor and the executions of hostages, among other crimes. He was executed for war crimes and crimes against humanity on Oct. 16, 1946.)

Personal note: I can only hope that Vladimir Putin and his generals will someday face the same fate.


March 13, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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March 13, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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March 13, 1941: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the photo at top of the damage to Buckingham Palace.


March 13, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report in column 4: "Germany Bound Not to Use Gas"
(This was one agreement that Germany did not break, at least not in combat.)


March 13, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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March 13, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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Note the report in column 2: "Russia to Help Chinese Communists Form Soviet Area"
(And we now know just how well that worked out for the Chinese people. Between 40 and 65 million Chinese were killed in various ways (execution, forced famine, torture, etc.) by the communist leader Zedong Mao. These figures make him the greatest mass murderer in world history, with Josef Stalin, the other great communist leader, a close second with only a mere 25 million Soviet citizens dead. That is 5 million more than Hitler's armies killed during the war. t is estimated that 20 million Soviets were killed by the Nazis in World War II. Everywhere it is imposed, communism/socialism leaves behind mountains of dead bodies, destruction and misery for the living. The gift Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin gave the world just keeps on giving, now in the form of Vladimir Putin and Jinping Xi. The two greatest enemies of the world right now. Keep in mind that this is the gift that the national socialists Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the democrat party want to give America.)


March 13, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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March 13, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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March 13, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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March 13, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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March 13, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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March 13, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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March 13, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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March 13, 1941: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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March 13, 1941: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Zehn britische Flugzeuge bei gestrigen Nachtangriffen abgeschossen.
(Ten British aircraft shot down in yesterday's night raids.)
2. Rede des Führers in Linz.
(Speech by the Führer in Linz.)
Note the report in columns 3-4: "Schnellboot versenkt Zerstörer" (Schnellboat sinks destroyer.)
(This was not true, but a Schnellboot, S-26, did sink the freighter Trevethoe on Mar. 12, 1941.)


March 13, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Drei Jahre Bewährung
(Three years probation.)



   
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