The Week

June 1941
New Republic;6/9/41, Vol. 104 Issue 23, p775
The article provides world news briefs for the week ending June 9, 1941. The island of Crete has fallen to Germany, to the shock and dismay of the British people. The British prevailed in Iraq against an attack by German ally Rashid Ali. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes proposed "Gasless Sundays" as a means of solving gasoline shortages; Ickes also proposed a nation-wide daylight saving to help conserve electrical energy supplies.


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