Aki Solomos

Traveler, writer, reviewer, all-round observer. I like anything cool & fast, but occasionally sit at a cafe watching the world go by.

NEWS FLASH – March 18, 1940 – The Roving Reporter, Aki Solomos, Covering The News 75 Years Ago Today

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In honor of WWII and the courageous vets of the time, this is my reporting and take of the news, 75 years ago today

March 18, 1940
As trouble continues on land and sea throughout the world, your Roving Reporter brings you the news as it happens to give you folks at home the stories of the day…

‘Germany Strengthens Relations With Italy’

Benito Mussolini greets Adolf Hitler at the Brenner Pass

Benito Mussolini greets Adolf Hitler at the Brenner Pass -Image from http://ww2today.com

Accompanied by foreign ministers Joachim von Ribbentrop of Germany and Count Ciano of Italy, dictators Adolf Hitler and Il Duce, Benito Mussolini, met today on their private train at the small station of Brenner Pass on the Austrian-Italian Alps. Among the discussion, Hitler insisted on having a stronger German-Italian relation, and Mussolini agreed to join the war against Britain and France “at the decisive hour.”

‘Germany Bullies Small Ships’
In the Netherlands, the Dutch trawler Protinus was attacked by German bombers killing the Captain, First Mate, and several others of the crew. 8 of the remaining 10 on the lifeboat were picked up by the British submarine HMS Unity 6 days later.

That’s it for now. Your Roving Reporter, Aki Solomos, signing off.


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