Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by laufer, Sep 1, 2006.
It could be so quick and easy victory
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.
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).
BBC ON THIS DAY | 1 | 1939: Germany invades Poland
1st September 1939: Germany invades Poland
German forces have invaded Poland and its planes have bombed Polish cities, including the capital, Warsaw.
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