World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Thursday, October 19, 1939
Day 49

October 19, 1939: Front page of The Star, Sheffield, England.
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October 19, 1939: Front page of The Sunderland Echo and Shipping Gazette, Sunderland, England.
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October 19, 1939: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

Note the story at bottom center: "Hitler Sacks Generals Because One Wed Typist"
(The Generals being sacked is true, the reason given to the press was a lie. This was Hitler's move to take over command of the Wehrmacht [German Armed Forces] and finally take total control of Germany.)
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October 19, 1939: Front page of The Daily Advertiser, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia.
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October 19, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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October 19, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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October 19, 1939: Front page of The Billings Gazette, Billings, Montana.
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October 19, 1939: Front page of the Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana, Pennsylvania.
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October 19, 1939: Front page of the Evening Huronite, Huron, South Dakota.
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October 19, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Deutschland ehrt die Sieger von Scapa Flow.
(Germany honors the heroes of Scapa Flow.)
[Photo at top right shows Hitler greeting the crew of U-47, who sank HMS Royal Oak. In the ceremony Hitler awarded the commanding officer, Günther Prein the Ritterkreuz.]

2. Ueberbilck über die Ereignisse an der Westfront seit Kriegsbeginn.
(Review of events on the western front since the beginning of the war.)

3. Engländer in vorderster Linie nirgends festgestellt.
(The English nowhere in the forefront.)

4. U-boots-Jäger im Kampf.
(Submarine hunters in combat.)






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