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Tag : Poland

1939-09-121939-09-18Battle of the River Bzura

Polish Poznan Army attempts to break out of its encirclement. The attempt fails and at the end of the battle 170,000 Polish troops surrender.

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Germany invades Poland. The Second World War begins.

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1939-08-31Gleiwitz Incident

A staged attack on the German radio station Sender Gleiwitz is used as an excuse to invade Poland.

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1939-08-31Germany invades Poland

Following a German-staged "Polish attack" on 31 August 1939, on September 1, German forces invaded Poland from the north, south, and west. Spread thin defending their long borders, the Polish armies were soon forced to withdraw eastward.

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1939-08-25British Poland Alliance

A formal alliance is signed between Britain and Poland.

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Hitler demands the return of Danzig to Germany and communications rights in the 'Danzig Corridor' in Poland. The 'Danzig Corridor' separates Germany from it's province in East Prussia.

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