World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Tuesday, October 10, 1939
Day 40

October 10, 1939: Front page of The Midland Daily Telegraph, Coventry, England.
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October 10, 1939: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Note the story in column 3: "Submarine Caught By Bomber"
(The ship's name is misspelled and is actually Karifistan. The ship was sunk on Sept. 17, 1939 by U-53, which was not sunk by a RAF bomber as the story asserts.)
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October 10, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Note the story in column 6: "Five Canadians, 30 Americans Lost WIth Athenia"
(Athenia was the first British ship sunk in the Second World War.)
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October 10, 1939: Front page of the Daily Telegraph, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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October 10, 1939: Front page of The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
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October 10, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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October 10, 1939: Front page of Czas Polish Times, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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October 10, 1939: Front page of the Butte Montana Standard, Butte, Montana.

Note the story in column 8: "Neutrality Patrol On Probe At Sea"
(Reports the the sailing of USS Reuben James DD-245. This ship would be sunk on Oct. 31, 1941 by U-552.)
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October 10, 1939: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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October 10, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Erbitterung der Neutralen über.
(Bitterness of neutrals is over.)

2. Englands Piratenkreig wächst.
(England's circle of piracy is expanding.)

3. Ein neuer Schwindel des englischen Lügenministeriums.
(another hoax from the English Ministry of Lies.)

4. Wie Polen die Briten beschwindelte.
(How Poland tricked the British.)






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