World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Friday, July 11, 1941
Day 680

July 11, 1941: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of the Evening Despatch, Birmingham, England.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of The Evening News And Southern Daily Mail, Portsmouth and Southsea, England.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report in column 6: "He Died A Hero"
(Arnold Baker, a conscientious objector, was 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.)


July 11, 1941: Front page of The News, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in columns 2-3: "Col. Donovan Named Defense Co-ordinator of Information"
(William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan moves one step closer to becoming head of the OSS.)
Also note the report at bottom left: "British Seize Nazi Vessel Going to Hamburg From Rio"
(The 7,209-ton freighter Hermes, was approached by HMS Canton, an armed merchant cruiser some 300 nautical miles northwest of St. Paul Rocks. The Admiralty, as usual, neglected to state that the ship was scuttled to avoid capture.)


July 11, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of The Southern Jewish Weekly, Jacksonville, Florida.
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Note the report at top right: "Rome Set to Expel Jews"
(Jews in Italy, under the Fascist government, are moved one step closer to extermination.)


July 11, 1941: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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July 11, 1941: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. Die größte Materialschlacht der Weltgeschichte.
(The largest material battle in world history.)
2. An der ganzen Ostfront über 400 000 sowjetische Gefangene und die Vernichtung oder Beute von 7615 Panzeren, 4423 Geschützen und 6233 Flugzeugen.
(On the entire Eastern Front over 400,000 Soviet prisoners and the destruction or capture of 7,615 tanks, 4,423 guns and 6,233 aircraft.)


July 11, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Die Bolschewisten unter neuer Flagge.
(The Bolsheviks under a new flag.)
2. Sowjethenker mit dem Priestermantel.
(Soviet executioner with the priest's mantle.)
3. Stalins Botschafter Maisky Arm in Arm mit dem Propst der St.-Pauls-Kathedrale.
(Stalin's ambassador Maisky arm in arm with the provost of St. Paul's Cathedral.)



   
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