World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Saturday May 10, 1941
Day 618

May 10, 1941: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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May 10, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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May 10, 1941: Front page of the Derby Evening Telegraph, Derby, England.
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May 10, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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May 10, 1941: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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May 10, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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May 10, 1941: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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May 10, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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May 10, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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May 10, 1941: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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May 10, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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May 10, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in columns 5-6: "British Disclose Recapture Of Tanker Seized by Nazis"
(This is an interesting report as one line from it states “even the personnel of the German Navy are misled by their own propaganda.” The report is itself propaganda, or at least completely inaccurate. The first error comes in paragraph 2 when it states the ship was traveling alone when Gneisenau captured it. In fact, it was in convoy OB-294 and was just one of several ships sunk or captured that day.

The second error occurs in paragraph 4 when it states “Nevertheless, a British warship came along, took the prize crew captive and restored the San Casimiro to her rightful crew.” Nothing of the sort took place, when the ship was approached, the Prize crew set scuttling charges and blew up the ship.

The next error is the fact that there were two tankers approached, not just one, San Casimiro, which is mentioned and the Norwegian tanker, Bianca, which is not. Both were captured by Gneisenau on Mar. 15 in convoy OB-294. They were both en route to France with Prize crews when they were located and approached by HMS Renown and HMS Ark Royal, and both were scuttled by their crews.)
Also note the photo: "New 35,000-Ton Sea Giant For Britain"
(Photo of a Supermarine Walrus being hoisted aboard HMS Prince of Wales.)


May 10, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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Note the photo: "Big Bundle From Britain, Going To Germany"
(Shows a huge bomb and an aircraft, but this is an optical illusion or just a complete fabrication.)


May 10, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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Note the report in column 5: "British Sub Is Sent Down"
(The Germans claiming they sank a British submarine south of Malta. There is no confirmation, but two British submarines, HMS Usk and HMS Undaunted, were missing in Apr-May 1941. Both had sailed from Malta and neither have been found to this day. I have not had the time to look deeper into this to determine if any such attack could have caused the loss of either of these boats.)


May 10, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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Note the report in column 8: "Raider Sunk - Prisoners Rescued From Germans"
(The report mentions 27 British sailors being rescued, actually it was only 24, but they don't mention the 155 mostly British sailors who were killed in the action.)


May 10, 1941: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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May 10, 1941: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Neue große Versenktungserfloge der Luftwaffe.
(Great new sinking successes by the Luftwaffe.)


May 10, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Smuts lädt die Erben ein
(Smuts invites the heirs.)
2. Südafrika in Roosevelts Fangarmen.
(South Africa in Roosevelt's tentacles.)
3. Zerfall des Empire nicht mehr aufzuhalten.
(The collapse of the empire can no longer be stopped.)



   
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