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HMS Courageous (50) sunk disaster...

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September 19, 1939

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, September 19, 1939

* HMS Courageous (50) sinking
* Royal Navy aircraft carrier
* German submarine U-29 torpedo

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "Toll in Sinking of Big Warship May Total 500" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the torpedo attack on the HMS Courageous in the opening weeks of World War II with the lost of more than 500 of her crew.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much more on World War II. Complete in 24 pages, even toning, minor margin wear, generally nice.

Category: World War II