15 October 2010

Unofficially

From the Eugene Register on this day in 1940:

Queen Mary In Mediterranean
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ROME, Oct. 15. -(AP)-It was unofficially reported here today the British liner Queen Mary which left New York City several months ago, presumably enroute to Australia, has been convoyed through the Mediterranean with 1,500* British soldiers aboard. The liner Mauretania was also reported in the convoy as a troop transport.

*The correct number may have been 15,000 as news sources printed both figures.

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