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 28-29, 1940 – The Roving Reporter, Aki Solomos, Covering The News 75 Years Ago Today-

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NEWS FLASH 1940 -Aki Solomos, The Roving Reporter, Covering The News 75 Years Ago Today

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 29, 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…

‘European Politics’

Vyacheslav Molotov

Vyacheslav Molotov

In what seems like a surreal political statement, despite their actions only a couple of weeks ago, Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov declared Russia as neutral in the European war. Time will only tell what their definition of ‘neutral’ is.
Meanwhile in London, during the Allied Supreme War Council meeting yesterday, England and France agreed not to make any treaties with Germany unless it was mutually granted. And despite England’s disagreement to attack Russia, they also agreed upon mining the waters off Norway to prevent the Nazis from obtaining Swedish ore.
And in Germany, orders were given today disallowing any medical treatments to the Jewish population in German-occupied territories unless it was administered by a Jewish doctor.

‘England Takes The Offensive At Sea’

British warships intercepted 2 Russian cargo ships in the Pacific while carrying ores heading to Vladivostok, Russia, to be transferred to Germany. After further investigation, they were ordered to Hong Kong.
In the North Sea, the British merchant cruiser HMS Transylvania intercepted the German freighter Mimi Horn. Before being able to capture it though, the crew onboard scuttled the ship and were later rescued by the cruiser.
And in England, approximately 30 miles west of Skegness, the Norwegian steamer SS Burgos hit a German mine and sank yesterday. Shortly later, all survivors were rescued by the British sloop HMS Pelican.

HMS Pelican Image from http://commons.wikimedia.org

HMS Pelican
Image from http://commons.wikimedia.org

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


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