World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday, June 18, 1941
Day 657

June 18, 1941: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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Note the report in column 3: "Control Of Egg Distribution - Defeating The Black Market"


June 18, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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Note the report in column 8: "No More Sliced Bread - New Rules for Bakers"
(Minister of Food, Lord Woolton, restricts the slicing bread to keep from having to wrap bread saying “It was necessary to stop the wrapping of bread, as the labour situation did not allow us to be so extravagant in deliveries.”)


June 18, 1941: Front page of the Birmingham Gazette, Birmingham, England.
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Note the report at top left: "Radio Ray Is Our Secret Weapon"
(One of the first reports I have seen referring to the existence and operation of radar.)


June 18, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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Note the report in column 3: "Cigarette Shortage - the Way Out"
(Cigarettes not yet rationed, but the public is being asked to cut down to keep from a compulsory rationing.)
 
Also note the report in column 5: "Children to Learn U.S. History"


June 18, 1941: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 5: "List Suicide Report"
(The report claims “first-hand news, believed to be reliable” received from Istanbul from Greece, reports that Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm List, Commander of German forces in the Balkans, had committed suicide. Like many such “reliable” rumors before and after, this proved to be false. Wilhelm List survived the war, was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to life in prison. Like many Nazis, he was released early because of “bad health.” List's life term lasted from 1948 to 1952, and he died of “bad health almost 20 years later in 1971.)
Also note the report in column 6: "Gen. Rommel Forestalled"


June 18, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report at top right: "End Of Private Car Driving Near"
(I had to take a second look at the date of the report, turns out it was not from Biden's America in 2022 after all.)


June 18, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report at top right: "Nazi Captain Caught By Our Blockade"
(The report was about an event that happened over a month previous. The Hungarian steamer Nyugat was captured by HNLMS Kortenaer on Apr. 13th . The ship was renamed Liran and used by the Netherlands government until Mar. 2, 1942 when the ship was scuttled at Surabaya to avoid capture by the invading Japanese.)


June 18, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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Note the report in columns 5-6: "Cuts in New Petrol Rationing"


June 18, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the report in column 4: "Illustrious Attacked Six Times At Sea But Dodges Destruction"


June 18, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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June 18, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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June 18, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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June 18, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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June 18, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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June 18, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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June 18, 1941: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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June 18, 1941: Front page of the Briesetal-Bote, Kreis Niederbarnim, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. 32 000 BRT. versenkt.
(32,000 GRT sunk.)
2. Das Belgrader Doppelspiel.
(The Belgrade double game.)


June 18, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Kein Ausweg für England!
(No way out for England!)
2. Die Handelsschiffsverluste nähern sich der Krise.
(Merchant ship losses approaching crisis.)
3. 32.000 BRT. durch U-Boote versenkt.
(32,000 GRT. sunk by U-boats.)



   
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