World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Monday, August 11, 1941
Day 711

August 11, 1941: Front page of the News and Chronicle, London, England.
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August 11, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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August 11, 1941: Front page of The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
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August 11, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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Note the report in column 2: "Milch Reported Arrested"
(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.)


August 11, 1941: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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August 11, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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August 11, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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August 11, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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Note the report in column
Also note the report in column


August 11, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the report in column
Also note the report in column


August 11, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in columnS 1-2: "New Polio Peak - 47 Cases In 2 Days Highest Count Yet"
(I was not able to find any new reports about the current [2022] polio case in Rockland County, New York. There is still no information on the person who is infected or what country they may have come from. Not knowing this only puts people at risk, because they are unable to learn if they have come in contact with anyone from that community. It, of course, harms people in that community the most. I was able to learn from a 2020 census that 21% on the people in Rockland County, New York are foreign born. Almost ¼ of the people living in the county were born in another country, that is astonishing.)


August 11, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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August 11, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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August 11, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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August 11, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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August 11, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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August 11, 1941: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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August 11, 1941: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. Neue große Erfolge unserer Luftwaffe.
(Great new successes of our Luftwaffe.)
2. Toyoda über Japans Haltung.
(Toyoda on Japan's attitude.)


August 11, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Über 10.000 Sowjetflugzeuge vernichtet.
(Over 10,000 Soviet aircraft destroyed.)
[In total the Russians lost an estimated 21,200 aircraft between June 22 and Dec. 5, 1941.]
2. Moskauer Rüstungsbetriebe mit besonderem Erfolg bombardiert - 37.000 BRT. versenkt.
(Moscow armaments factories bombed with particular success - 37,000 GRT. sunk.)
3. Militärische Vorbereitungen im Mittleren Orient.
(Military preparations in the Middle East.)



   
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