World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday May 7, 1941
Day 615

May 7, 1941: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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Note the report at bottom right: "Auxiliary Vessel Sunk"
(The aircraft catapult ship, HMS Patia, was sunk on May 8th by German aircraft. Thirty-nine men were lost in the ship.)


May 7, 1941: Front page of the Evening Express, Liverpool, England.
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May 7, 1941: Front page of the Birmingham Gazette, Birmingham, England.
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Note the report in columns 5-6: "All Fish to be Cheaper on 1 June"


May 7, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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May 7, 1941: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
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May 7, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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May 7, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report in columns 5-6: "Stalin Officially Becomes Head Man"
(Josef Stalin “promotes” himself to Premier of USSR.)


May 7, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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May 7, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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May 7, 1941: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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May 7, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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May 7, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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May 7, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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Note the report at bottom left: "45-Minute Flogging Avenges Girl's Honor"


May 7, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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May 7, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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May 7, 1941: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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May 7, 1941: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Eden versucht sich zu rechtfertigen.
(Eden tries to justify himself.)
2. Heftige Kämpfe um Basra im Gange.
(Heavy fighting around Basra underway.)


May 7, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Zwei Schlüsselstellungen in der Aegäis besetzt - Mytilene und Khios in deutscher hand.)
(Two key positions in the Aegean occupied - Mytilene and Chios in German hands.)
2. Mytilene und Khios in deutscher hand.
(Mytilene and Chios in German hands.)



   
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