World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday, January 14, 1942
Day 867

January 14, 1942: Front page of the News and Chronicle, London, England.
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January 14, 1942: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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January 14, 1942: Front page of The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
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Note the report in column 4: "Reported Attack on Von Stuelpnagel"
(Radio Moscow claiming an attempt was made on Otto von Stülpnagel's life. Because of the source, I have no idea if this was true or not.)


January 14, 1942: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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January 14, 1942: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 2: "Jap Hospital Ship Sunk"
(The Harbin Maru was sunk by USS Stingray SS-186 on Jan. 10, 1942. The Japanese are claiming, in the press, that this was a hospital ship and it was sunk in violation of international agreements. This was only for propaganda purposes. All records indicate this ship was a Japanese Army transport, not a hospital ship. While this was not a case of a violation of the law, hospital ships were attacked and sunk by all sides during World War II.)


January 14, 1942: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report in columns 4-5: "Married Men 18 To 35 To Get Ready For Camp'


January 14, 1942: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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January 14, 1942: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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January 14, 1942: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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January 14, 1942: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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January 14, 1942: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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January 14, 1942: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in column 7: "British Broadcast Marks Niemoeller's Birthday"
[See "Niemoeller Reported Converted To Catholicism in Nazi Prison" in The Evening Star of Feb. 4, 1941.]


January 14, 1942: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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January 14, 1942: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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Note the report in columns 7-8: "Car Rationing Plan To Go Into Effect"


January 14, 1942: Front page of The Helena Independent, Helena, Montana.
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Note the report in column 1: "Quislings to Face Death Penalty After War Ends"
(The three men named, Vidkun Quisling was executed by the Norwegians on Oct. 24, 1945, SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich was assassinated in June of 1942 and General Otto von Stülpnagel was arrested, but committed suicide before his trial on Feb. 6, 1948.)


January 14, 1942: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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Note the report in columns 4-5: "Japs Claim Sinking of Lexington by Sub"
(This report was almost true, USS Saratoga CV-3 was hit by a torpedo fired from the Japanese submarine I-6 off Johnson Atoll. The ship, however, did not sink.)


January 14, 1942: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. Zahlreiche belegte Ortschaften und Eisenbahnzüge in Brand geworfen.
(Numerous occupied towns and railway trains were set on fire.)
 
2. Das Schicksal Englands in Ostasien ist besiegelt.
(The fate of England in East Asia is sealed.)


January 14, 1942: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Knox ganz kleinlaut - USA. - Flotte kann sich nicht zum Kampf stellen.
(Knox very meekly - USA. - Fleet cannot engage in combat.)



   
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