World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday, October 18, 1939
Day 48

October 18, 1939: Front page of The Sunderland Echo and Shipping gazette, Sunderland, England.

Note the story in column 2: "U-Boat Chief On Scapa Exploit"
(Details from Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien, commanding officer of U-47, who sank HMS Royal Oak.)
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October 18, 1939: Front page of the Grimsby Evening Telegraph, Grimsby, England.
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October 18, 1939: Front page of The Melbourne Argus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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October 18, 1939: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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October 18, 1939: Front page of the Medicine Hat News, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.
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October 18, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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October 18, 1939: Front page of the Altoona Mirror, Altoona, Pennsylvania.
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October 18, 1939: Front page of The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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October 18, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Luftwaffe setzt nach: Wieder auf Scapa Flow.
(German Air Force (Luftwaffe) continues: Back to Scapa Flow.)

2. An 2 Tagen 10 Flugzeugabschüsse.
(10 aircraft shot down in 2 days.)

3. Begeisterter Empfang der U-boat helden in Berlin.
(Enthusiastic reception for the U-boat heroes in Berlin.) [This was the reception for Kapitänleutnant Günther Prien, commanding officer of U-47, who sank HMS Royal Oak.]






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