World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Tuesday May 6, 1941
Day 614

May 6, 1941: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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May 6, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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Note the report at top right: "No Cheese With Cafe Meals"


May 6, 1941: Front page of the Birmingham Gazette, Birmingham, England.
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May 6, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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May 6, 1941: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
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May 6, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report in column 1: "U.S. Should Fight Now: Worse Soon"
(So says Dr. James Conant, president of Harvard University, following a trip to England.)


May 6, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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May 6, 1941: Front page of The News, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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May 6, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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May 6, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the headline: "9 Manitobans Missing At Sea"
[The unnamed ship was the SS Nerissa, which was sunk by Kapitänleutnant Erich Topp and his U-552.)


May 6, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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May 6, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in column 1: "Pepper Calls For Get Tough U.S. Program"
(To say it was a "get tough" program was an understatement. Democrat Senator from Florida, Claude Pepper, called for war. He wanted to occupy Greenland, Iceland (which we later did) the Azores, the Cape Verde Islands, the Canary Islands, Singapore and Dakar, West Africa. He also wanted to directly confront Japan and to send bombers with American volunteers to China to fight the Japanese. He also wanted to bomb Tokyo. The democrat Senator was quoted as saying “We know that the little yellow men are waiting behind the door with a drawn dagger to stab us when we become involved with another foe.” He also suggested seizing all Axis assets and use them to feed the starving people abroad. I am quite sure this was extremely radical at the time, but maybe he was right. Most of what he suggested may very well have been in the best interest of the world at that time.)


May 6, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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May 6, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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May 6, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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May 6, 1941: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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May 6, 1941: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Neue vernichtende Luftangriffe auf Belfast.
(Devastating new air raids against Belfast.)


May 6, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Europa hat Adolf Hitler verstanden - Wutgeheul in der angelsächsischen Presse über die Abfuhr durch den Führer.
(Europe understood Adolf Hitler - Howls of rage in the Anglo-Saxon press over the Führer's rebuff.)



   
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