Newspaper, The London Free Press, September 11, 1939

September 11, 1939 edition of The London Free Press with the lead story announcing Canada's entry into war against Germany. Other headlines from this photograph of the front cover include a report on the war in Europe, King George's consent of Canada's entry into a state of war and the US embargo on the Dominion.

This photograph of the paper was issued with the following caption: "London, Ont. Sept. 11 — Canada Learns of War — Unless residents of Western Ontario heard radio broadcasts telling them of Canada's proclamation of war against Germany, they read the news in this morning's newspapers. No extras were published yesterday in this area. Shown here is a copy of page one of the London (Ont) Free Press."

The London Free Press is a daily newspaper based in London, Ontario and currently has the largest circulation of any newspaper in Southwestern Ontario. It was founded in 1849 by William Sutherland and was originally known as the Canadian Free Press. In 1852, Josiah Blackburn purchased the paper for $500 and renamed it The London Free Press and Daily Western Advertiser. Three years after he purchased the paper Blackburn turned the weekly paper into a daily.