World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Sunday January 5, 1941
Day 493

January 5, 1941: Front page of The People, London, England.
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Note the report in column 3: "Spies Here Aid Nazi Sea Raiders"
(While the accusation was not backed up by any proof, [of course if he had proof, he would not reveal it to the public anyway] the thought that the Nazis had spies in England and Australia is without doubt. Whether they were providing any actionable information to the Hilfskreuzer [auxiliary cruisers] operating in Australian waters is highly doubtful. I have never read in any official German documents that the commanding officers of the raiders were receiving signals from spies on land. They, for the most part, had complete autonomy to cruise what waters they decided to without direction from Berlin. The Germans probably got more reliable and complete information from the newspapers. Giving away information on the location of the Queen Elizabeth in yesterday's papers is just one example.)


January 5, 1941: Front page of The Sunday Post, Glasgow, Scotland.
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January 5, 1941: Front page of The Sunday Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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January 5, 1941: Front page of The Sunday Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in column 4: "Big Navy Plane Believed Lost With 11 Aboard"
(This plane was carrying the four men who bailed out of a plane over La Mesa, Texas on Jan. 2.)
[Photos of the survivors can be seen in the Big Spring Daily Herald of Jan. 6, 1940.]


January 5, 1941: Front page of the Detroit Times, Detroit, Michigan.
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Note the report in columns 2: "Jane Wyman Mother Of Daughter 6 ½-LB. Daughter"
(The actress and her husband, Ronald Reagan, welcome their first child, Maureen, into the world.)
Also note the report in column 5: "Steam-Driven Auto Inventor Dies at 100"
(William J. Lane, inventor of the Lane Steamer, dead.)


January 5, 1941: Front page of The Sunday Star-News, Wilmington, North Carolina.
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January 5, 1941: Front page of The Kingsport Times, Kingsport, Tennessee.
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January 5, 1941: Front page of the Big Spring Daily Herald. Big Spring, Texas.
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Note the report in columns 6-8: "Survivors Of Plane Bail-Out Fly Back To San Diego Base"


January 5, 1941: Front page of The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
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Note the report in columns 4-5: "Dilemma Of His Native Emerald Isle Discussed by George Bernard Shaw"
(While he laments about his Ireland, let's not forget that Shaw, and people who thought like him are responsible for the Holocaust in a big way. His philosophy of “justify yourself” and people not having a right to life i.e., the Eugenics movement, became the Nazi philosophy and the blueprint for the destruction of the Jews.)


January 5, 1941: Front page of The Montana Standard, Butte, Montana.
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January 5, 1941: Front page of the Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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January 5, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Britengeneral Wavell höhnt über die deutsche Raumnot.
(British General Wavell sneers at the German lack of space.)
Note the report in column 1: "Opfer eines Handelsstörers im Pazifik"
(The report and photos are about some of the ships sunk by the Hilfskreuzer [auxiliary cruisers] Komet and Orion. The ships shown are; Rangitane, Komata, Holmwood [misspelled Helmwood,] Vinni and Triadic.)



   
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