World War II As It Happened
A MaritimeQuest Daily Event Special Presentation
Friday, September 1, 1939
Day 1

September 1, 1939: Front page of The Lethbridge Herald, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
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September 1, 1939: Front page of the Grimsby Evening Telegraph, Grimsby, England.
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September 1, 1939: Front page of the North-Eastern Gazette, Middlesbrough, England.
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September 1, 1939: Front page of The Daily Mail, Hull, England.
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September 1, 1939: Front page of The Midland Daily Telegraph, Coventry, England.
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September 1, 1939: Front page of the Manchester Evening News, Manchester, England.
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September 1, 1939: Front page of the Press and Journal, Aberdeen, Scotland.
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September 1, 1939: Front page of The Sydney Sun, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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September 1, 1939: Front page of Het Volksdagblad, Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Dutch communist paper.)
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September 1, 1939: Front page of The Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, Iowa.
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September 1, 1939: Front page of The Wilson Daily Times, Wilson, North Carolina.
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September 1, 1939: Front page of The Hammond Times, Hammond, Indiana.
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September 1, 1939: Front page of The Athens Messenger, Athens, Ohio.
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September 1, 1939: Front page of the Teltower Kreisblatt, Teltow District, Germany.
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1. Danzig und Reich weidervereinigt. Der Führer sprach zum Deutschen Reichstag und zum Deutschen Volk.
(Danzig and the Reich united. The Führer spoke to the Reichstag and the German people.)
 
[Danzig has a complex history, with control of the city shifting between Poland, Prussia and Germany at various periods of time. In 1939 the city was a "Free City" mostly under Polish control, but with a vastly overwhelming German population. Retaking Danzig, now Gdansk, Poland, was sold to the German people as a way to reunify the German people under German control. The same argument was used by Hitler when the Germans marched into Austria and the Sudetenland, the modern day Czech Republic.]



   
Page published Sept. 1, 2020