World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Monday, January 12, 1942
Day 865

January 12, 1942: Front page of the News and Chronicle, London, England.
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January 12, 1942: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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January 12, 1942: Front page of The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
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January 12, 1942: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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January 12, 1942: Front page of the Post and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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Note the report in columns 1-2: "U.S. Bombers Set Japanese Battleship Ablaze"
(To the best of my knowledge, this report is false.)
Also note the report in column 3: "Jap Loss of Battleships"
(The report claims that two Japanese battleships had been sunk by U.S. forces, the real number was zero.)


January 12, 1942: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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January 12, 1942: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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January 12, 1942: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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January 12, 1942: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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January 12, 1942: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in columns 4-5: "100 Nazi Ships Blow Up; Norse Patriots Blamed"
(Had this been true, it would have been one of the greatest acts of sabotage in history. Needless to say, it was not true and any newspaper that ran this report, should have been ashamed of themselves for reporting such rubbish.)


January 12, 1942: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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January 12, 1942: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in column 3: "Chief of Nazi Subs And Admiral Raeder Reported at Odds"
(While there were many disagreements between Raeder and Dönitz, they were usually about Dönitz wanting more material for building submarines. Dönitz would never have said to Raeder that he [Raeder] was responsible for the miscarriage of submarine warfare. Dönitz in his book blamed Hitler, not Raeder. As usual, the “foreign source whose information about Germany had invariably proved accurate,” is inaccurate once again.)
Also note the report in column 4: "British Destroyer Sunk In Atlantic, Nazis Say"
(I have no record of any British destroyer being sunk on or near this date.)


January 12, 1942: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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January 12, 1942: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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January 12, 1942: Front page of the Tucson Daily Citizen, Tucson, Arizona.
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January 12, 1942: Front page of the San Mateo Times, San Mateo, California.
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January 12, 1942: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Wollsammlung wurde zum Volksbekenntnis - Über 56 Millionen Wintersachen gespendet - 3050 Waggon rollen zur Front.
(Wool collection became a popular commitment - over 56 million winter items donated - 3050 wagons roll to the front.)
Note the report in column 1: "Hermann Göring 49 Jahre alt"
(Hermann Göring is 49 years old.)



   
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