World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday April 16, 1941
Day 594

April 16, 1941: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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Note the report in column 5: " The Cure Of Cancer May Come Along Nature's Lines"
(And only 81 years later, we are still waiting for the cure.)


April 16, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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April 16, 1941: Front page of the Birmingham Gazette, Birmingham, England.
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April 16, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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April 16, 1941: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
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April 16, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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April 16, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report in column 6: "Russians May See Invaders"
(This is one of the first reports in the press which indicates that Germany is preparing to invade Soviet Russia.)


April 16, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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April 16, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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April 16, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report at top right: "Big Axis Convoy Smashed 3 Italian Warships Sunk"
(This time the details given to the press were accurate. A convoy of five cargo ships, (Adana, Ageina, Arta, Iserlohn and Sabaudia) bound for Rommel's Afrika Korps, escorted by three Italian destroyers, (Baleno, Lampo and Luca Tarigo) was attacked by Force K (H.M. destroyers Jervis, Janus, Mohawk and Nubian.) Every ship in the convoy was sunk. Only one of the destroyers (Lampo) was later raised and returned to service. The British lost one destroyer, HMS Mohawk. Lampo was sunk Apr. 30, 1943 by USAAF aircraft.)


April 16, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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April 16, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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April 16, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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April 16, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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April 16, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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April 16, 1941: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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April 16, 1941: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Lord Halifax spricht von schwärzesten Tagen.
(Lord Halifax speaks of the blackest days.)


April 16, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Der Höhepunkt der Churchillschen Lumpereien.
(The culmination of Churchill's sloppiness.)
2. Die britischen verräter übertreffen sich selbst.
(The British traitors outdo themselves.)
3. Griechenlands Flotte soll die feige Flucht der Briten decken.
(Greece's fleet is supposed to cover the cowardly flight of the British.)



   
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