This day sixty-nine years ago, the news was about advancing German armies on the Russian front. How it wasn't the cakewalk many expected, how the resistance was more than they thought, and how they wanted to be in Moscow before the Russian Winter set in. Of course, reports via Berlin painted a rosy picture while reports from neutral Switzerland painted a completely different one.
Meanwhile, everywhere else the war was grinding on. Talk of a prisoner exchange between Britain and Germany fell through with the Germans wanting a one for one deal at the last minute. British submarines were sinking a large number of Italian ships in the Mediterranean. In Washington, there was talk about taking some of the restrictions off the Neutrality Act.
Just another day in World War 2.