World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Sunday June 22, 1941
Day 661

June 22, 1941: Front page of The People, London, England.
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Note the report in column 3: "Egg Puzzle Solved"
Also note the report in column 3: "Clothes Ration To Be Revised With New List"


June 22, 1941: Front page of the Sunday Pictorial, London, England.
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June 22, 1941: Front page of The Sunday Post, Glasgow, Scotland.
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June 22, 1941: Front page of the Sunday Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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June 22, 1941: Front page of The Sunday Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the headline report: "Germany Declares War On Russians; Hitler Assails Soviet As Armies Move"
Also note the report in column 5: "U.S. Assumes Control Of Rubber Imports; Civilian Use to Be Cut"
Also note the report in columns 4-5: "Navy Diver Fails to Reach O-9 At Record Depth of 370 Feet"


June 22, 1941: Front page of The Sunday Star-News, Wilmington, North Carolina.
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Note the report in columns 6-7: "Hitler's Proclamation"
Also note the report in column 5: "German Cruiser Fired By British"
(The report claims that Prinz Eugen was set a fire “like a ruddy fireworks show” by HMS Prince of Wales during the battle that sank Bismarck. This entire report is false. HMS Prince of Wales was not in attendance during the battle that sank the Bismarck on May 27, 1941, the battleship had been damaged during the Battle of the Denmark Strait on May 24th, and put into Hvalfjord, Iceland on the 27th. The battle that sank HMS Hood lasted only 21 minutes, the battle that sank the Bismarck lasted 1 hr and 56 minutes.)


June 22, 1941: Front page of the Detroit Times, Detroit, Michigan.
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June 22, 1941: Front page of The Hammond Times, Hammond, Indiana.
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June 22, 1941: Front page of The Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee.
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June 22, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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June 22, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph-Herald, Dubuque, Iowa.
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Note the report in columns 6-7: "Von Ribbentrop's Text"


June 22, 1941: Front page of the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California.
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June 22, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Siegeriche Luftschlacht über dem Kanal.
(Victorious air battle over the English Channel.)
2. Deutsche Volksgruppe im Staate Kroatien.
(Ethnic Germans in the state of Croatia.)



   
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