German Aggression on Poland, September 1st 1939

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  1. laufer

    laufer Senior Member

    It could be so quick and easy victory ;)

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  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  3. marek_pk

    marek_pk Senior Member

    A few minutes before the attack on Westerplatte on 1st September 1939 German bombers attacked a small town called Wieluń (central Poland).

    They killed approximately 1,200 civilians. They also attacked a clearly marked hospital with a red cross painted on the roof, killing 37.

    The bombing of Wieluń was the first terror bombing of the war.
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    75 years ago today.

    Poland has marked the 75th anniversary of the start of World War Two with a wreath-laying ceremony at Gdansk port.
    Prime Minister Donald Tusk commemorated the dead of the war's first battle.
    Nazi Germany invaded Poland on 1 September 1939, shelling a Polish garrison at Gdansk. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later.
    Polish and German presidents Bronislaw Komorowski and Joachim Gauck will also meet to honour the war dead and discuss the war with young Poles and Germans.
    Mr Tusk laid a wreath at a monument to Polish victims of WW2's first battle at 04:45 local time (02:45 GMT).
  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  6. CL1

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