World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Tuesday, August 12, 1941
Day 712

August 12, 1941: Front page of the News and Chronicle, London, England.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
Note the report in column 3: "Nazi Generals in Disgrace"
(Another propaganda piece, provided by Russian sources, claiming that the Generals in the German High Command have been removed, reassigned or are just missing.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
 
Note the report in column 2: "Lindbergh As Nazi War Winner"


August 12, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
 
Note the report in column 2: "Legless Ace Is Missing"
(Wing-Commander Douglas Bader, Canada's legless hero, was shot down on Aug. 9, 1941 in Northern France. He bailed out and survived. While in hospital, the famous flier was paid a visit by Oberstleutnant Adolf Galland. Baden was held as a prisoner, ending up at Colditz Castle and was liberated by U.S. troops on Apr. 16, 1945. He died in Sept. 1982 of a heart attack.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
 
Note the report in columns 6-7: "Health Officials Watch Sleeping Sickness; Polio Cases Total 398"
(They are now reporting 17 cases of lethargic encephalitis [AKA sleeping sickness] in the Winnipeg area.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
 
Note the report in column 2: "Pershing Statue Smashed"
(A statue of General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing, in France, was destroyed, not by hateful, misguided leftist college students or the antifa Nazis or even by the black lies matter crowd, it was just a big storm.)
Also note the photos at top: "Brownie Takes Care Of Cash"


August 12, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
 
Note the report in column 2: "Steel Substitute To Save Aluminum"
(I have no idea if this was true or even practical.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
 
1. Doch ein Blitzkrieg.
(But a Blitzkrieg.)


August 12, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
(Click on the image for a readable version.)
1. Ueber alle Beispiele des Weltkrieges hinaus.
(Beyond all examples of the world war.)
2. Sechs Wochen Ostoffensive im Spiegel der Karte.
(Six weeks of eastern offensive reflected on the map.)
3. Unaufhaltsame Verfolgung in der Südukraine.
(Unstoppable persecution in southern Ukraine.)



   
Page published August 12, 2022