World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday, August 27, 1941
Day 727

August 27, 1941: Front page of the News and Chronicle, London, England.
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August 27, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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August 27, 1941: Front page of The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
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Note the report in column 4: "Goebbels Arithmetic"
(Mocking the Propaganda Minister, Dr. Goebbels, the British give the public their figures. The Germans claimed to have sunk 21 ships for over 122,000 tons. The British state that “It is now known that six merchant vessels and one tug were sunk, the total tonnage lost being 11,004.” As it turns out, neither side were telling the truth. The attack was against convoy OG-71 and in total 10 ships were sunk, the total tonnage lost was just over 15,000 tons. The losses included eight merchantmen and two warships, a corvette [HMS Zinnia] and a destroyer [HNoMS Bath.] Bath [ex USS Hopewell DD-181] was the first Lend-Lease destroyer sunk in action.)


August 27, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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Note the report at top right: "Gestapo Shoot Former Polish Premier"
(The former Polish Prime Minister, Kazimierz Bartel, [Casimir Bartel] had been picked up by the Germans during the purge of the intelligentsia in Lwow, Poland. The Germans tried to get him to become part of the new puppet government, but he refused. For his refusal, he was executed on July 26, 1941.)
Also note the report in column 2: "Rumours About Amy Johnson Refuted"
(The persistent rumor that there was another person in the aircraft, disputed and explained.)
Also note the report in column 5: "Lindbergh Told Go Somewhere Else"


August 27, 1941: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 5: "Nazi General Killed - Led Attack On Poland"
(Radio Moscow's daily lie today claims that Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt had been killed on the eastern front. But they did not stop there, not only had he been killed, he was murdered by a German officer and that arrests had already been made. This was another of Moscow's extraordinary claims, which of course, was not true. Rundstedt survived the war, and remarkably was not charged with war crimes, but was held in custody for some time. Even though he did not go to prison, his life after the war was not good. His family homes taken by the Americans and Russians, his finances frozen by the Allies, he was impoverished and living on hand-outs for the most part until his death in 1953.

It is interesting that the western press ran these reports, then later, when it was obvious they were lies, made no corrections. I truly wonder if the public really believed what they were reading? I suppose there are people nowadays who still believe CNN, MSNBC and the networks like ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR and the left-wing newspapers like the NY Times and Washington Post, so it is entirely possible they did believe it back then.)


August 27, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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August 27, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Note the report in columns 2-3: "Voice Of Ivan The Terrible"


August 27, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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August 27, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the report in column 7: "French Police Continue Raids On Jews and Reds"


August 27, 1941: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in columns 7-8: "Department Advises Classes Sept. 2 - Schools May Open Despite Epidemic"


August 27, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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August 27, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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August 27, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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August 27, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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Note the report in column 6: "Lindy, Wheeler Set On Talking"


August 27, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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August 27, 1941: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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August 27, 1941: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. Dnjepropetrowsk im Sturm genommen.
(Dnepropetrovsk taken by storm.)


August 27, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Bomben und Hungerkrieg als vornehme Behandlung.
(Bombs and starvation wars as noble treatment.)



   
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