World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Thursday, July 24, 1941
Day 693

July 24, 1941: Front page of the Nottingham Evening Post, Nottingham, England.
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July 24, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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Note the report in column 6: "German C-in-C to be Removed"
(The latest propaganda report from the communist Radio Moscow claims that Generalfeldmarschall Walther von Brauchitsch, Oberbefelschaber (Commander-in-Chief) of the German Army, was to be removed from command by Adolf Hitler. This was not true, just like most, if not all, Radio Moscow reports. Yet in the last several weeks, British newspapers were polluted with reports from Radio Moscow. In my opinion, this shows complete laziness on the part of the British media of the time. This is not unlike all of the media sources that report every little quip on twitter and call it news.

Later in the report there is a claim from New York that General der Panzertruppe Erwin Rommel had been recalled from North Africa to go to Russia. The second-hand information came from an unnamed source said to be from “neutral diplomatic circles in one of the European capitals.” Wherever it came from, it was as untrue as any report from Radio Moscow.)


July 24, 1941: Front page of the Evening Despatch, Birmingham, England.
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July 24, 1941: Front page of The Evening News And Southern Daily Mail, Portsmouth and Southsea, England.
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July 24, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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Note the photo at top center of "U-Boat Men" at a British port. The caption says "Their submarine was sunk."
(There is no indication as to when the photo was taken, or even if all these men were crewmen from the same U-Boat. It is interesting that such a photo would be published at this time, because no German submarines had been sunk in the month of July 1941.)


July 24, 1941: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
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July 24, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report in column 1: "Germans Impress Bulgarian Jews"


July 24, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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July 24, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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July 24, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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July 24, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in columns 7-8: "Gneisenau and Scharnhorst Hit"
(This report was half true, Gneisenau was not damaged, but Scharnhorst received five direct hits. Scharnhorst had been moved to La Pallice on the 23rd. and the R.A.F. attacked immediately. Because there were no drydock facilities large enough to hold Scharnhorst, the ship was moved back to Brest in August. Repairs took until early 1942.)
Also note the report in column 3: "Depots Set Up To Distribute Polio Serum"
(There seems to be no new news about the current polio case in Rockland County, New York. Searching google news, the latest report I found was dated July 22nd. The national origin of the infected person has still, as far as I know, not been released to the public.)
[See commentary under the report "11 New Cases Recorded Tuesday - Report Infantile Paralysis Spread" in the Winnipeg Free Press of July 22, 1941.]


July 24, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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July 24, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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July 24, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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July 24, 1941: Front page of the San Antonio Express, San Antonio, Texas.
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Note the photo at top: "Stalin's Son?"
(Yakov Stalin [Yakov Dzhugashvili] was captured by the Germans, and he was used as a propaganda subject. He was later sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp where he died on Apr. 14, 1943. He had been shot four times and there were photos of his body entangled in a fence. If he was trying to escape, murdered and placed there by the Germans or, as some have suggested, committed suicide, we will never know for sure.


July 24, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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July 24, 1941: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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July 24, 1941: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. Roosevelt will das deutsche Volk unfruchtbar machen.
(Roosevelt wants to make the German people barren.)
2. Der Sohn Stalins in deutscher hand.
(Stalin's son in German hands.)


July 24, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Stalins Sohn in deutscher hand.
(Stalin's son in German hands.)
2. Talmudhaß in Reinkultur - Roosevelt fordert die Sterilisierung des deutschen Volkes - Binnen zweier Generationen Ausrottung aller Deutschen.
(Talmud hatred in its purest form - Roosevelt demands the sterilization of the German people - Within two generations, all Germans were exterminated.)
3. Rastlose Verfolgung in der Ukraine - Zweiter schwerer Schlag gegen Moskau.
(Restless pursuit in Ukraine - Second heavy blow against Moscow.)



   
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