World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Friday, October 27, 1939
Day 57

October 27, 1939: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.

Note the story at top right: "Shattered U-Boat Found on Goodwins: 50 Bodies Recovered"
(This was U-16 which probably hit a mine. There were 28 men on board, only 19 were recovered, but most of them washed ashore at a later date.)

Also note the story at top left: "Swiss Invasion Indicated"
(Switzerland was never invaded by the Germans and remained a neutral country through the whole war. It was the international hot spot for espionage, secret money laundering by the Nazis and others and the Red Cross.)
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October 27, 1939: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Note the story of the City of Flint is still prominent in the press today.

Also note the story in column 5: "No Gold On The Athenia"
(Athenia was the first British sunk in the Second World War.)
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October 27, 1939: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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October 27, 1939: Front page of The News, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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October 27, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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October 27, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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October 27, 1939: Front page of The Hammond Times, Hammond, Indiana.

Note the story in column 5: "Dies To Probe Maritime Union"
(Investigating whether Communist (Russian) agents had infiltrated the Merchant Marine Union.)
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October 27, 1939: Front page of the Dunkirk Evening Observer, Dunkirk, New York.
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October 27, 1939: Front page of The Daily Times, New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Note the story at the bottom: "British Sailor, Survivor of Royal Oak, Tells of Tragedy"
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October 27, 1939: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Artillerie-und Spähtrupptätigkeit an der Westfront.
(Artillery and reconnaissance activities on the western front.)

2. Russischer Dampfer in türkischen Gewässern von Engländern durchsucht.
(Russian steamship in Turkish waters, stopped and searched by British.)

Photo at top right: Auf Kaperfahrt in der Nordsee. Kutter eines deutschen Prisenkommandos, das sich einem gestoppten neutralen Schiff näher.
(A German prize crew approaches a Danish ship in the North Sea.)






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