World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Monday, October 9, 1939
Day 39

October 9, 1939: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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October 9, 1939: Front page of The Midland Daily Telegraph, Coventry, England.
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October 9, 1939: Front page of The News, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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October 9, 1939: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Note the story in column 4: "Worst Day For Japanese"
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October 9, 1939: Front page of the Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Note the story in column 5: "Iroquois Now Under Escort"
(Another small story in the saga of the Iroquois.)
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October 9, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Note the story with photo: "De Binnendijk op een mijn gelopen"
(Binnendijk was sunk by a mine laid by U-26. An english version of the story can be seen on the right hand column of The News above.)
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October 9, 1939: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.

Note the story in column 6: "Naval Vessels Convoy Iroquois"

Also note the story in column 7: "Submarines seen In Maine Gulf"
(In this story Iroquois is also mentioned. In fact there were no German submarines within 3,000 miles of the U.S.A.)
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October 9, 1939: Front page of The Lowell Sun, Lowell, Massachusetts.
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October 9, 1939: Front page of the Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California.

Note the story in column 6: "France Claims U-boat attacked, sunk"
(No U-boats were sunk by the French on or near this date.)

Also note the story in column 7: "Mystery U-boats Seen Off U.S. Coast"
(A Presidential Secretary, Stephen Early, told the press that an unidentified submarine was sighted off Florida. There may have been a submarine, but it was not German. On this day there were two examples of phantom submarines off the U.S. coast. One off Maine and one off Florida. As stated before, there were no German submarines within 3,000 miles of the U.S.A. This story is also shown in the below paper.)
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October 9, 1939: Front page of The Portsmouth Times, Portsmouth, Ohio.
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October 9, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Deutsche wirtschaftsabordnung bei Molotow.
(German economic delegation meet with Molotov.)

2. Iswestija entlarot die Kriegshetzer.
(Izvestia exposes the warmongers.) [Izvestia is a Soviet newspaper.]

3. Reichsappell für die Schaffende Jugend.
(The Reich's appeal for the creative youth.)






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