World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Tuesday, August 5, 1941
Day 705

August 5, 1941: Front page of the News and Chronicle, London, England.
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August 5, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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Note the report in column 5: "Jap Troops Pour Into Saigon"


August 5, 1941: Front page of The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
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Note the report at top right: "Mid-Air Fire-Fighting Hero Awarded V.C.
(Sgt. James Allen Ward, RNZAF, becomes the first New Zealander to be awarded the Victoria Cross.)
Also note the report in column 6: "Italian Cruiser Believed Sunk"
(No Italian cruisers were sunk in August of 1941.)
Also note the report in column 6: "Italy Claims a Submarine"
(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 5, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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August 5, 1941: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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August 5, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report at top right: "Hitler Assembles Troops for Attack on Portugal"
(The ever so reliable Russian press, reports that Hitler is about to invade Portugal. As usual, the report was a Russian fantasy.)
Also note the report in columns 2-3: "Total Ban On Use By Motorists Of Petrol Reserves"


August 5, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report in column 4: "Warspite On Gulf Of Siam"
(HMS Warspite was actually en route to the USA. After receiving damage, Warspite was sent to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Washington. The ship was under repair until December of 1941.)


August 5, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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August 5, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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August 5, 1941: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in columns 7-8: "Only 20 Cases Reported in 3 Days - Infantile Paralysis Shows Abatement"
 
Also note the report in column5: "New Order Bans Special Milk Delivery"


August 5, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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Note the report in columns 4-5: "Walter A. Gowen, Civil War Veteran, Dies At 95"


August 5, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in column 2: "Nazi Sub Surrenders To Former American Destroyer"
(The unnamed U-boat was U-110.)


August 5, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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August 5, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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August 5, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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August 5, 1941: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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August 5, 1941: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. Sowjet-Gegenstöße brechen zusammen.
(Soviet counter-attacks collapse.)


August 5, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Die Masse der Sowjets östlich Smolensk vernichtet - Lebenswichtige Verbindungen in der Ukraine abgeschnitten.
(Soviets massed east of Smolensk annihilated - Vital communications in Ukraine cut off.)



   
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