World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Thursday, July 10, 1941
Day 679

July 10, 1941: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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[Historical note: On this day the Kovno ghetto was established in Kaunas, Lithuania. Of over 30,000 Jews interned in the ghetto, only about 3,000 survived. Most were deported to auschwitz and gassed.]


July 10, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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July 10, 1941: Front page of the Evening Despatch, Birmingham, England.
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July 10, 1941: Front page of The Evening News And Southern Daily Mail, Portsmouth and Southsea, England.
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July 10, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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Note the report at top right: "C.O. Died A Hero In Shelled Ship"
(In this report, C.O. stands for conscientious objector and not commanding officer. Arnold Baker, a conscientious objector, was posthumously praised for his actions while on the freighter Eurylochus when that ship was shelled and sunk by the German Hilfskreuzer [auxiliary cruiser] Komoran on Jan. 29, 1941.)
Also note the report in column 3: "Six U.S. Nurses Missing in Torpedoed Ship"
(The unnamed ship was the Norwegian freighter Vigrid, which was sunk by U-371 on June 24, 1941. Of the six nurses mentioned as missing, Phyllis Evans, Dorothea Koehn, Dorothy Morse and Nancy Pott, perished. The writer got some of the details mixed-up. The Mrs. Breckenridge mentioned, was not on the Virgid, but was lost on the Maasdam, along with Maxine C. Loomis.)


July 10, 1941: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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July 10, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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July 10, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report at bottom left: "Sea Heroine's M.B.E."
(Miss Victoria Alexandrina Drummond was awarded an M.B.E. for her actions while her ship was under air attack. The unnamed ship was the freighter Bonita. In August of 1941 she had been awarded the Lloyd's War Medal for Bravery at Sea for another action on the same ship.)


July 10, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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Note the report in column 3: "Large Scale Pacific War"
(The Japanese newspaper, Kokumin Shimbun, predicts a Pacific war and places the blame on United States policy.)


July 10, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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July 10, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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July 10, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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July 10, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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July 10, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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July 10, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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July 10, 1941: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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July 10, 1941: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. Aus der Sowjetkulisse tritt Jud Finkelstein.
(Jew Finkelstein steps out of the Soviet backdrop.)


July 10, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Finkelstein feiert die bolschewistische plutokratische Verbrüderung. Der alte Sowjetjude tritt aus der Kulisse.
(Finkelstein celebrates the Bolshevik plutocratic brotherhood. The old Soviet Jew steps out of the wings.)
2. Keine Pause im Kampf gegen Großbritannien!
(No break in the fight against Great Britain!)



   
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