World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Wednesday, November 8, 1939
Day 69

November 8, 1939: Front page of the North-Eastern Gazette, Middlesbrough, England.
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November 8, 1939: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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November 8, 1939: Front page of The Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
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November 8, 1939: Front page of The News, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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November 8, 1939: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.

Note the story at the bottom of column 8: "Danish Liner Not Sunk By British Mine"
(This was in response to a story in the German papers that claimed SS Canada had been sunk by a British mine. In fact it hit a mine laid by German destroyers. See Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Nov. 6, 1939.)
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November 8, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

NOte the story in column 5: "Loss Of British Sub By Accident Revealed To House"
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November 8, 1939: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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November 8, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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November 8, 1939: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.

Note the story in column 4: "Ship transfer Meets Strong Opposition"
(For more on this see the Nevada State Journal, Nov. 7, 1939.)

Also note the story in column 7: "British Lose Submarine By Explosion"
(This is about HMS Oxley, but there is a sub-headline which is worth noting, "From 2 to 4 U-Boats Sunk Weekly Says Churchill" At this point in the war only 7 U-boats had been sunk in total and none so far in November 1939 at all. In fact only 9 U-boats were sunk in all of 1939.)
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November 8, 1939: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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November 8, 1939: Front page of The Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. Neuordnung der Nähmittelabgabe.
( Reorganization of sewing material delivery.)

2. Wieder 5 feindliche Flugzeuge abgeschossen!
(Another 5 enemy aircraft shot down.)

3. Englands Außenminister spielt dem Biedermann.
(The English Foreign Minister plays the honest man again.)






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