World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday, June 4, 1941
Day 643

June 4, 1941: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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June 4, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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June 4, 1941: Front page of the Birmingham Gazette, Birmingham, England.
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June 4, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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June 4, 1941: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 7: "Boehm Suicide Denies"
(A statement from Berlin broadcast on a German controlled Oslo radio stated that Admiral Boehm “was in perfect health and at his post of duty.” Which of course, he was. That did not stop false reports of Admiral Hermann Boehm's death to continue to be published. There was of course no way for the press to know the truth. General Admiral Hermann Boehm, who was commander of German naval forces Norway from Apr. 1940 until Mar. 1943 and said to have committed suicide after visit from Himmler. He survived the war and died in 1972.)
Also note the report in column 8: "Big Ben Stops"


June 4, 1941: Front page of The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
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June 4, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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June 4, 1941: Front page of The News, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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June 4, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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June 4, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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June 4, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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June 4, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in column 4: "Former Kaiser Dies at 62 in Exile at Doorn"


June 4, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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June 4, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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June 4, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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June 4, 1941: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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June 4, 1941: Front page of the Briesetal-Bote, Kreis Niederbarnim, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. Der Griff an Englands Kehle.
(The grip on England's throat.)
2. Für heldenhaften Einsatz.
(For heroic effort.)


June 4, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Churchill bewilligt kurzfristige Entrüstung - Kreta-Katastrophe erfordert ein Sicherheitsventil.
(Churchill approves of short-term indignation - Crete disaster requires a safety valve.)
2. Der Kampf um Kreta.
(The Battle for Crete.)



   
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