World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Saturday, October 7, 1939
Day 37

October 7, 1939: Front page of The Midland Daily Telegraph, Coventry, England.

Note the story in the center: "Coventry Black-Out Accidents"
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October 7, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Note the story in column 2: "Chinese Troops Take Pingkaing"
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October 7, 1939: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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October 7, 1939: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

Note the story in column4: "Bremen Crew Reach Home Safely"
(This may have been the first true story about the passenger liner Bremen since the war began.)
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October 7, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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October 7, 1939: Front page of The Melbourne Argus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Note Hitler's speech to the Reichstag in on the front page.
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October 7, 1939: Front page of the Wichita Daily Times, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Note the story at top right: ":G-Men Probe Sabotage On U.S. Battleship"
(Story about the USS Arizona BB-39.)
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October 7, 1939: Front page of The Evening News, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
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October 7, 1939: Front page of The Cumberland News, Cumberland, Maryland.

Note the story at bottom right: "Communists Active in Big Federal Departments, Rep. Dies Announces"

Also note the death of Johann von Bernsdorff.
(von Bernsdorff was the German Ambassador to the United States during the Great War.)
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October 7, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Die Welt über die Führer-Rede:
Europa am Scheidewege.
England vor die Wahl gestellt+
(The world reacts to the Führer's speech:
Europe at the crossroads.
England faces a choice.)

2. Die Türkei muss sich entscheiden.
(Turkey must choose.)

3. Ein schwimmendes hospital. Besuch auf einem Lazarettschiff im Hamburger hafen.
(A floating hospital. A visit to a hospitalship in the Hamburg harbor.)






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