World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Friday, August 8, 1941
Day 708

August 8, 1941: Front page of the News and Chronicle, London, England.
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Note the report in column 6: "Britain's Heavy Toll of U-Boats"
(First Lord of the Admiralty, Mr. Albert Victor Alexander, tells the press “We are taking a heavy toll of enemy submarines.” If by a “heavy toll” he means one U-boat sunk since June 29th , then he is right. The “heavy toll” would continue, in August 4 U-boats sunk, In Sept. 2 U-boats sunk, in Oct. 2 U-boats sunk. In 1941 a total of 35 U-boats were lost for all reasons.

He also said “The month of July was the best month we had since I have been at the Admiralty and that is saying a lot, but it does not mean that we can relax our efforts.” Yesterday, in an article entitled“Battle of Atlantic – July a good month for Britain” the Lord Privy Seal, Clement Attlee, MP, said that the British sank 459,000 tons of enemy shipping, but that this total excludes many attacks on small classes of craft. Attlee also said that he believes that the “real” total is over half a million tons. Checking my records, I found only 32,423 tons of German shipping were lost to British activities in July of 1941. While I do not have a German post war assessment of shipping losses, what I have in my database is reasonably accurate.)


August 8, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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Note the report in column 5: "Nazi Atrocities"
(Refugees from Lwow report that 6,000 people were killed or tortured to death by the Germans.)
 
Also note the report in column 3: "New Clothes Coupons - Card Available This Month"


August 8, 1941: Front page of The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
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August 8, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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August 8, 1941: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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August 8, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report in column4: "Italian E-Boat Captured By R.A.F. Pilot"
(This report was in the British newspapers yesterday, the only detail that is different in this version is that the boat is identified as Italian. There were two Italian MAS boats, MAS-451 and MAS-452, sunk off Malta on July 26 by British aircraft. However, the details of their loss do not match with this report.)
Also note the report in column 8: "Silk-Stocking Era At End, Experts Claim"


August 8, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report at top right: "Churchill And Roosevelt In The Atlantic"
(This was the Atlantic Charter Conference meeting in Newfoundland.)


August 8, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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August 8, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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August 8, 1941: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in column 4: "26 More Sufferers Reported - Infantile Paralysis Reaches 314 Cases"
(No new news on the possible polio outbreak in New York in 2022. I found this headline on Aug. 6: “CDC deploys team to New York to investigate potential polio outbreak.” The public can rest assured that the same bunch of incompetent bureaucrats who bungled the COVID virus and who covered up the fact that the current outbreak of monkey pox is almost exclusively spread through male homosexual contact, are now handling the possible polio outbreak. Keep in mind that these same people did not want to use the word “gay” or “homosexual” when describing who was at risk of getting monkey pox, because they are afraid to utter words that appear to show homosexuals in a bad light. However, in doing this, they put the homosexual community at risk by not informing them of the danger that was posed, particularly to them. Thus, causing more gay men to become infected.

I would like to point out that monkey pox is not inherently a homosexual disease. However, this outbreak occurred in the homosexual community and was spread in that community. It could easily have happened to another group of people, so alerting the homosexual community is protecting them, but rather than target those who are at risk, the CDC and most especially, the left-wing media, are attempting to scare everyone by telling them we are all at risk. While that could be claimed as true, the risk to the general public is very, very low, while the risk to the homosexual community is very high. The ultimate goal, once again seems to be to get the general public to get another “vaccine” to save them.

Concerning the polio situation, we already know that New York health officials have not released any details about the nationality of the person who is infected with polio, even though this might help others who may have been in contact with people from that community. Instead, they are allowing this information to be withheld, once again due to their misguided political agenda. Again, doing this puts everyone at risk, and people from that community at a much higher risk, which is something these intelligent people from the CDC know, but continue to do anyway.)


August 8, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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August 8, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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August 8, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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August 8, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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August 8, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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August 8, 1941: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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August 8, 1941: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. Die Sieg bei Smolensk.
(The Victory at Smolensk.)
2. Die Welt unter dem Eindruck der Siege.
(The world under the impression of victories.)


August 8, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Churchill siegt immer noch bei Smolensk. England darf die Wahrheit nicht erfahren.
(Churchill still wins at Smolensk. England must not know the truth.)



   
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