World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Tuesday May 5, 1942
Day 978

May 5, 1942: Front page of the News and Chronicle, London, England.
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Note the report in column 5: "Nazis Claim British Cruiser Sunk"
(The report was true, the cruiser, HMS Edinburgh, had been attacked twice, hit by a torpedo from U-456 on Apr. 30, then again torpedoed by Z-24 on May. 2. There was no saving the ship and 840 survivors were removed by HM ships and the cruiser was scuttled by a torpedo from HMS Foresight. Sadly. Fifty-eight men were lost in the sinking.)
Also note the report in column 1: "Nazis Shoot 72 Dutchmen - Army Officers in Revolt Plan"


May 5, 1942: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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May 5, 1942: Front page of The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
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Note the report in column 7: "Axis shipping losses 1¼ million tons in Mediterranean"
(I do not have time to work out the numbers, but I am fairly confident that this number is very inflated.)


May 5, 1942: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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May 5, 1942: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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May 5, 1942: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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May 5, 1942: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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May 5, 1942: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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May 5, 1942: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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May 5, 1942: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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May 5, 1942: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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May 5, 1942: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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May 5, 1942: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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May 5, 1942: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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May 5, 1942: Front page of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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Note the report in column 6: "Social Justice Magazine Quits"
(Social Justice is a communist construct phrase which was, and still is, designed to divide people by race, class and any other difference you can find. It was recognized in 1942 for the danger that it was. Today, dangerous, left-wing politicians, community organizers, and talking heads, have revitalized the old communist phrase and it is once again dividing Americans. The young people have no idea how evil communism is, but those in the leadership of the democrat party and the communist professors in the American universities DO KNOW. They know exactly what they are doing. Just remember, you can vote your way into communism/socialism, but you will have to shoot your way out of it.)


May 5, 1942: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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May 5, 1942: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. Es war nichts mit Churchills zweiter Front.
(It was nothing to do with Churchill's second front.)


May 5, 1942: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Bei Sturm und hohem Seegang im Eismeer - Schwer gesicherte Geleitzüge in zähem Angriff zerschlagen.
(In storms and high seas in the Arctic Ocean - Escorted convoy smash heavily smashed in a tough attack.)



   
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