World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Tuesday, July 1, 1941
Day 670

July 1, 1941: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
 
Note the report in column 3: "Motorists Must Now Keep Logs - One-Sixth Reduction in Basic Petrol Ration"


July 1, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of the Evening Despatch, Birmingham, England.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
 
Note the report in column 4: "Panzer Promotion"
(Generalleutnant Erwin Rommel is promoted.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
 
Note the report in column 4: "U.S. Nurses on Ship Reported Sunk.
(The ship is identified as the Dutch Maarsden, but was in fact, the Maasdam. Which was sunk by U-564. There were two casualties, both were American Red Cross nurses, Ruth W. Breckenridge and Maxine C. Loomis. All the survivors were later picked up by Norwegian ships.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
 
Note the report in column 3: "500 Rumanians Shot"
(The Rumanian government executing people suspected of aiding, real or imagined, Soviet spies. As usual, most of the dead were Jews.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of The News, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
 
Note the report in column 5: "Twenty-Eight Workers Fired For Subversion"
(28 workers at Mare Island Shipyard fired for subversive activities and associations.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
 
Note the report in column 5: "Death For Sabotage"
(Texas passes bill providing the death penalty for sabotaging property belonging to the U.S. Armed Forces.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
 
Note the report at bottom right: "Nazi Airman Betters Record of 1918 Ace"
(Werner Mölders officially credited with shooting down 82 aircraft, one more than Manfred von Richthofen, A.K.A. The Red Baron. Mölders had recently been awarded the Schwerter [Swords] to his Ritterkreuz [Knight's Cross] by Adolf Hitler.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
 
1. Im Banne der deutschen Siege - Der gewaltige Eindruck großen deutschen Erfolge in der Welt.
(Under the spell of the German victories Powerful impressions of great German successes in the world.)
2. 280 Sowjetflugzeuge am 30 Juni vernichtet.
(280 Soviet aircraft destroyed on June 30.)
3. Zwischen Washington und Moskau.
(Between Washington and Moscow.)


July 1, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
1. Lemberg und Libau gefallen.
(Lemberg und Libau have fallen.)
[Lemberg is the German name for Lviv, Ukraine, Libau is the German name for Liepaja, Latvia.]
 
2. Im Atlantik wieder 50.000 BRT. versenkt.
(Another 50,000 GRT. Sunk in the Atlantic.)
3. Moskaus Kriegsberichte im Stile Churchills.
(Moscow's Churchill-style war reports.)



   
Page published July 1, 2022