The International Herald Tribune is a widely read English language international newspaper. It combines the resources of its own correspondents with those of The New York Times and is printed at 33 sites throughout the world, for sale in more than 180 countries. It has been based in Paris since its founding in 1887. Since October 2013, it has been renamed The International New York Times.
The International Herald-Tribune was, along with the BBC, one of few English-language news sources available in France. Members of the British Expeditionary Force got much of their news from the paper, despite being annoyed by its American flavour.
In the late spring of 1939, the Herald-Tribune carried a story on the sinking of three British cruisers by the Admiral Scheer and U-30. Jock and Alistair Walsh commiserated about the grim story before they were interrupted by a rapidly-escalating bombardment.