World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Friday, September 26, 1941
Day 757

September 26, 1941: Front page of the News and Chronicle, London, England.
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Note the report in column 6: "Paris Makes a Hero of Man Who Shot Laval"


September 26, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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Note the report in columns 1-2: "Fight To Death In Croatia"
(Notice the paragraph “Jews Disappear” which states that six months previous, 50,000 Jews lived in Croatia, today, none of the can be found. Post war investigations found that of the 3,9000 Jews who lived in that area in 1941, only about 9,000 of them survived the war.)


September 26, 1941: Front page of The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Mercury, Leeds, England.
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September 26, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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Note the report in column 8: "Nazi Casualties Total 4,000,000"
(The figure comes from the Polish military headquarters in London, but it is greatly inflated. In the Polish campaign Germany just over 17,000 killed, 3,500 missing and about 30,000 wounded. The figures stated by the Poles were 90,000 killed and 200,000 wounded.)
 
Also note the report in column 6: "Shadowed Bismarck"
(Announcing that Flying Officer Denis Alfred Briggs has been awarded the D.F.C.)


September 26, 1941: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
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September 26, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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September 26, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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September 26, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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Note the report in column 4: "Elimination of U.S.-Canadian Boundary Forecast"


September 26, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report in column 7: "Mary Churchill Now In W.A.T.S."


September 26, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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Note the report in columns 4-5: "Surcouf, World's Largest Submarine, at Portsmouth"
(The French submarine Surcouf was accidentally rammed and sunk by the freighter Thompson Lykes on Feb. 18, 1942, none of the 130 men on board survived.)
 
Also note the report in column 4: "AP Perfects New Portable Photo Transmitter"


September 26, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in column 8: "War Film Prober Wants Own Unit Investigated"


September 26, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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September 26, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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September 26, 1941: Front page of The Southern Jewish Weekly, Jacksonville, Florida.
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Note the report at top right: "Willkie Charges Nye With Arousing Anti-Semitism"
Also note the report in columns 2-3: "Mass Suicides Of Jews Reported From Nazi-Occupied France"


September 26, 1941: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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September 26, 1941: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Kreis Teltow, Brandenburg, Germany.
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1. Der Weltputsch als letzte Rettung.
(The world coup as a last resort.)


September 26, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Die Faust um Leningrad wird aufgebrochen.
(The fist around Leningrad is broken open.)
2. U-Boote versenkten erneut 78.000 BRT.
(U-boats again sank 78,000 GRT.)



   
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