World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Tuesday April 8, 1941
Day 586

April 8, 1941: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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April 8, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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April 8, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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April 8, 1941: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
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April 8, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report in column 4: "Pilot On First Flight Sinks Destroyer"
(Not true, no German destroyers or other German warships were sunk on this date.)


April 8, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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April 8, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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April 8, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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April 8, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in columns 7-8: "Ace U-Boat Captain Taken In Growing War On Subs"
(The Admiralty releases the news that the top scoring U-boat commander of World War II, Otto Kretschmer, had been captured when his U-boat, U-99, was sunk.)


April 8, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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Note the report in column 6: "Lone Ranger Killed in Auto Crash"


April 8, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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April 8, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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Note the headline and and report in column 1: 'Report Missing Bomber Sighted - Think Bomber Down At Sea; Search Begun"
(A Catalina PBY of Squadron VJ-4 crashed off Hog Island Light on Mar. 7, all ten crewmen were killed.)


April 8, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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April 8, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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April 8, 1941: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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April 8, 1941: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Abbruch diplomatischer Beziehungen zwischen England-Ungarn.
(Diplomatic relations between England and Hungry broken off.)
2. Serben-Regierung zieht sichnach Süden zurück.
(Serbian government retreats to the south.)
3. Rückwärts, rückwärts, Don Simowitsch.
(Backwards, backwards, Dušan Simovic.)


April 8, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Blitzartiger Angriff über die steirische Grenze
(Lightning attack across the Styrian border.)
2. An allen Punkten die befohlenen Tagesziele erreicht.
(All daily targets ordered achieved.)
3. Zäher Widerstand der Serben niedergekämpft.
(Serbian resistance defeated.)



   
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