World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Monday March 24, 1941
Day 571

March 24, 1941: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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March 24, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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March 24, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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March 24, 1941: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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March 24, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report in column 2: "Lindbergh Article Quoted by Axis Radios"
Also note the report at top right: "British Opinion Swinging to Ruthlessness"
(The British public, after suffering month of bombing by the Luftwaffe, now thinking that a more ruthless bombing campaign against Germany will be necessary or at least acceptable to the British public.)


March 24, 1941: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report in columns 3-5: "Menzies Tells Of Horrors In Plymouth Mass-Raid"
(The Australian Prime Minister tells of his experience in a German air raid on Plymouth, England.)


March 24, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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March 24, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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March 24, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in columns 1-2: "Stokehold Heroes Swear - And Pray"
(The supposed diary of a French seaman in a convoy attacked by a U-boat. I can find no such ship named M'Lady Wóbut the convoys attacked on Feb. 28 were HX-121 and HX 109, neither of which had only 13 ships.)


March 24, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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March 24, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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March 24, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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Note the first installment of "Both Sides of the War" a multi-part series by United Press reporters Joe Alex Morris and Lyle C. Wilson.


March 24, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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Note the report in column 7: "Poles Fly With RAF In Attack On Capital"


March 24, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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Note the report in column 6: "Germans Describe Jew-Mason Plot - Show Trials After The War - Main Gestapo Victim To Be Grynszpan"
Also note the report in columns 1-2: "Nazi Battleships IN Atlantic Raid"
(The battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst prowling the high seas.)


March 24, 1941: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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March 24, 1941: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Deutsche Versenkungen Sensation für USA.
(German sinkings sensation for the USA.)
2. Die warnende Tat unserer Schlachtschiffe.
(The warning act of our battleships.)
[The German account of the recent sinkings in the North Atlantic. Note the photo of Admiral Günther Lütjens. It was Lütjens who was in overall command of the German battleships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst, who were at this time causing so much havoc on the high seas. Lütjens would later be in command Operation Rheinübung, in which Germany's newest battleship, Bismarck, and the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen sailed into the North Atlantic in an attempt to break the convoy system. That cruise did not end well, Bismarck was sunk with the loss of over 2,000 of the crew, including Lütjens.]


March 24, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Feindliche Geleitzüge im Mittelmeer mit Erfolg angegriffen.
(Enemy convoys in Mediterranean successfully attacked.)



   
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