World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Sunday August 10, 1941
Day 710

August 10, 1941: Front page of The People, London, England.
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Note the report in column 3: "Marshal Milch Shot, Says Moscow"
(In another “exclusive” Radio Moscow reports that Generalfeldmarschall Erhard Milch, who was head of aircraft production for the Luftwaffe, had been arrested by the Gestapo and shot. The reason for the execution, Milch was descended from a Jew. As with other such reports from radio Moscow, this one was false, although parts were true. Milch may or may not have had a Jewish father, but this had been known since the mid 1930's. Nevertheless, he had not been executed by the Gestapo. After the war, Milch was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to life in prison, but like most Nazis (except for Rudolf Hess) he was released early. In his case life in prison lasted seven years. His life actually ended 18 years later in 1972.)
Also note the report in columns 2-3: "Any Surplus For Workers - Bigger Meat Ration Unlikely"


August 10, 1941: Front page of the Sunday Pictorial, London, England.
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August 10, 1941: Front page of The Sunday Post, Glasgow, Scotland.
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August 10, 1941: Front page of The Sunday Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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August 10, 1941: Front page of The Sunday Star, Washington, D.C.
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August 10, 1941: Front page of The Sunday Star-News, Wilmington, North Carolina.
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August 10, 1941: Front page of the Detroit Times, Detroit, Michigan.
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August 10, 1941: Front page of The Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee.
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Note the report in column 8: "Worse Than War, Says Lindbergh"
Also note the report in columns 7-8: "4,500,000 Dead In 8-Week War By Nazi-Red Claims"
According to Wikipedia, casualties in Operation Barbarossa between June 22, 1941 until Dec. 5, 1941 were;

German casualties;
186,542 killed
40,157 missing
655,179 wounded.
Total Killed and missing: 226,699

Russian casualties;
566,852 killed
235,339 died of non-combat causes.
1,336,147 sick or wounded in combat and non-combat.
2,335,482 missing or captured.
Total killed, missing and captured: 3,137,673

Add to that;
Romanian casualties: 39,000 dead and missing, 75,000 wounded.
Italian casualties: 8,700 killed and wounded.
Finnish casualties: 5,000 Killed and wounded.
Hungarian casualties: 4,420 Killed and wounded.

Material losses were;
Germany: 2,827 aircraft and 2,735 tanks.
Russia: 21,200 aircraft and 20,500 tanks.


August 10, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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August 10, 1941: Front page of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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August 10, 1941: Front page of the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California.
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Note the report in column 2: "Lindbergh Scores War Party Plans"


August 10, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Ueber eine Million Gefangene im Osten.
(Over one million prisoners in the East.)
2. Kessel bei Uman und Roslawl erledigt.
(Kessel at Uman and Roslavl done)
3. England fordert Stützpunkte in Thailand.
(England demands bases in Thailand.)



   
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