World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Monday, August 4, 1941
Day 704

August 4, 1941: Front page of the News and Chronicle, London, England.
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August 4, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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Note the report in column 8: "German Ship Intercepted"
(The North German Lloyd freighter Frankfurt was approached by HMS Cavina, but like most German ships, it was not captured, it was scuttled. A detail the Admiralty once again failed to tell the press.)


August 4, 1941: Front page of The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
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August 4, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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Note the report in columns 4-5: "Cruiser Torpedoed: Supply Ship Sunk"
(I don't know if a cruiser was hit, but no Italian cruisers were sunk in August of 1941.)


August 4, 1941: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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August 4, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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August 4, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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August 4, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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August 4, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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August 4, 1941: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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August 4, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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August 4, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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August 4, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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Note the report in column 7: "Italian Boat Rams, Sinks British Sub"
(This time the Italians were telling the truth. HMS Cachalot was sunk by the Italian destroyer Generale Achille Papa on July 30, 1941. Only one man of the crew was lost.)


August 4, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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August 4, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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August 4, 1941: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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August 4, 1941: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. Vernichtungsschlacht im Raum südlich Kiew.
(Battle of annihilation in the area south of Kyiv.)


August 4, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Luftwaffe versenkte 40.000 BRT.
(Luftwaffe sank 40,000 GRT.)
2. Westlich des Peipus-Sees 10.000 Gefangene eingebracht.
(Taken 10,000 prisoners west of Lake Peipus.)
3. Britisch-sowjetischer Druck auf Teheran.
(British-Soviet pressure on Tehran.)



   
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