October 1939

Oct

3

1939

Diamantis crew saved by U-35

When we were about 40 miles off Land’s End on Tuesday the U-boat came to the surface about 1.30 p.m. The commander hailed us and we stopped. He then told us that he was going to sink the Diamantis. He did not ask for our papers.
He ordered us to abandon ship, but when he saw that the sea was so rough that our small boats could not possibly live in it he took us aboard the submarine.

Oct

2

1939

In Warsaw the Jews are immediately targeted

They did not permit them to take even a shoelace out of their apartments: they did not permit them to don even an overcoat. In a matter of minutes, all the Jews were expelled and all the houses cleared. The Jews went out afraid and shocked, in a state of confusion and wearing house clothes.

Oct

1

1939

Propaganda from the Civil Service

An early attempt from the Ministry of Information

‘one of a series of three posters issued by the Ministry shortly after the outbreak of war in September 1939. The design was totally unimaginative and the message was supercilious and condescending’