World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Thursday May 15, 1941
Day 623

May 15, 1941: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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Note the report at top right: "More Smokes from Bond and U.S."
(Can you imagine a report like this one today, where a government is moving heaven and earth to get cigarettes to cities that had been bombed.)


May 15, 1941: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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May 15, 1941: Front page of the Birmingham Gazette, Birmingham, England.
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May 15, 1941: Front page of the Western Mail and South Wales News, Cardiff, Wales.
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May 15, 1941: Front page of the Evening Telegraph and Post, Dundee, Scotland.
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May 15, 1941: Front page of The Examiner, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia.
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May 15, 1941: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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May 15, 1941: Front page of The Telegraph, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
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May 15, 1941: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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May 15, 1941: Front page of The Winnipeg Tribune, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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Note the report at bottom right: "Poor Old Johan Vindicated"
(Dr. Eugene Maxmillan Karl Geiling, professor of pharmacy at the University of Chicago, crawled through the gullet of a dead whale to prove Johan could have been swallowed.)


May 15, 1941: Front page of the Biddeford Daily Journal, Biddeford, Maine.
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May 15, 1941: Front page of The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
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Note the report in column 2: "20,000 Foreign Jews Reported Seized in Unoccupied France - 5,000 Also Arrested In Paris, Dispatches To Vichy Declare"
(The foreign Jews, stated to be mostly from Poland, Czechoslovakia and Austria and the 5,000 French Jews from Paris were sent to concentration camps to be used "to work on public projects" in other words as slave labor. The report “nicely” states that they were given “medical examinations" then put on five trains. We know what kind of “medical exam” they were given and what king of “trains” they were put in, but I have no idea if the writer of this piece really knew or not.)
Also note the report at bottom right: "Yachtsmen Take Over Norfolk Coast Patrol"
(Private yachts and their owners being used as Coast Guard Reserve boats to patrol the waters off the United States.)


May 15, 1941: Front page of The Evening Gazette, Xenia, Ohio.
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Note the report in column 5: "Prized Stones Are Admitted Fakes"
(The so-called Eleanor Dare Stones are revealed as fake. The stones, once thought to have been carved by a survivor from the lost colony of Roanoke in the sixteenth century, they were in fact carved by a modern-day stone mason and sold to the Brenau College in Gainesville, Georgia.)


May 15, 1941: Front page of The Port Arthur News, Port Arthur, Texas.
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Note the report in column 7: "Auxiliary Cruiser Claimed Destroyed"
(This report was true, HMS Salopian, a converted passenger/cargo ship, was sunk by U-98 on May 13th. There were three fatalities and 278 survivors.)


May 15, 1941: Front page of The Nevada State Journal, Reno, Nevada.
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May 15, 1941: Front page of The Bakersfield Californian, Bakersfield, California.
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May 15, 1941: Front page of the Hamburger Neueste Zeitung, Altona, Hamburg, Germany.
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1. U-Boot versenkte Hilfskreuzer im Nordatlantik.
(U-Boat sinks auxiliary cruiser in the North Atlantic.)
[Once again the German propaganda experts doubled the tonnage of the ship from an actual 10,000 GRT to 20,000 GRT.]


May 15, 1941: Front page of the Völkischer Beobachter, the official newspaper of the NSDAP.
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1. Der Dollar-Imperialismus ohne Maske - Nordamerikanisch=jüdisch=britischer Staatentrust.
(Dollar imperialism without a mask - North American=Jewish=British State Trust.)
2. Das Weltreich des Jazz, der Hollywoodfilme und der USA.-Konserven.
(The world empire of jazz, Hollywood films and the USA.-Canned goods.)



   
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