World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Thursday, January 15, 1942
Day 868

January 15, 1942: Front page of the News and Chronicle, London, England.
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January 15, 1942: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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January 15, 1942: Front page of The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
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January 15, 1942: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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January 15, 1942: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
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Note the report in column 5: "Monstrous Crimes Approved By Hitler - Order to Troops Found at Kalinin"
(Radio Moscow telling the truth for a change. They are reporting finding the “Reichenau Order” better known as the Severity Order” issued by Generalfeldmarschall Walther von Reichenau. I have to point out that because of the stream of lies broadcast by the Russians, it is unclear to me if anyone believed the report.)


January 15, 1942: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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Note the report in column 6: "Spies Planted Years Ago"
(This was also true in Hawaii and even the west coast of the United States, the Japanese even had agents in Mexico. It was this threat that, sadly, led to the internment of so many Japanese, including American citizens of Japanese descent. It is an unpopular position to take when I say I can understand why this was done. People were scared, including government officials and when people are scared, they ace irrationally. There was however, no irrational fear of spies, this was a fact. It was the overreach in rounding up everyone that led to the debacle and tragedy.)


January 15, 1942: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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January 15, 1942: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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January 15, 1942: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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Note the report in column 6: "Big Jap Liner Sunk - 17,000-ton Jap Vessel Torpedoed"
(The report claims that a ship of the Yawata class, that may have been converted into an aircraft carrier, was sunk by a U.S. submarine. This was not true. It was true that the passenger ship Yawata Maru was converted into an escort carrier and renamed Unyo, it was not sunk until Sept. 16, 1944.)


January 15, 1942: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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January 15, 1942: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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January 15, 1942: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in columns 3-4: "Lindbergh Will Do Research On Technical Project for Army"


January 15, 1942: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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January 15, 1942: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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January 15, 1942: Front page of the Tucson Daily Citizen, Tucson, Arizona.
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January 15, 1942: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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January 15, 1942: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. Die deutsche Gemeinschaststadt - 67 232 686 Wollsachen - Das endgültige Schlutzergebnis - 4003 Waggons abgeliesert.
(The German community city - 67 232 686 woolen items - the final result of the collection - 4003 wagons en route.)


January 15, 1942: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Wollsammlung noch um elf Millionen erhölt - Das Endergebnis: Über 67 Millionen.
(Wool collection increased by eleven million - the end result: over 67 million.)
Note the photo at bottom right: Adolf Hitler presenting the Eichenlaub zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuz [Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross] to Kapitän zur See Bernhard Rogge, former commanding officer of the Hilfskreuzer Atlantis, [sunk on Nov. 22, 1941] Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, commanding officer of U-96 [this man was the roll model for the commanding officer in the movie Das Boot] and Oberleutnant zur See Reinhard Suhren, commanding officer of U-564. All three of these men survived the war.



   
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