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13 Jun 1937

Germany
  • Chinese Minister of Finance Kong Xiangxi (Wade-Giles: Kung Hsiang-hsi; alternate: H. H. Kung) met with Adolf Hitler at Berghof, Berchtesgaden, Germany. Kong persuaded Hitler to place more distance between Germany and Japan, while Hitler offered Kong German industrial investment in China and a loan (the latter of which was rejected). ww2dbase¬†[Adolf Hitler | Kong Xiangxi | Berchtesgaden, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Jun 1937
Visiting Chinese diplomat with Adolf HitlerOberscharf√ľhrer of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler at Berghof, Berchtesgaden, Germany, 13 Jun 1937Berghof, Berchtesgaden, Germany, 13 Jun 1937Adolf Hitler at Berghof, Berchtesgaden, Germany, 13 Jun 1937
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24 Oct 1938

Germany
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop met with Polish ambassador J√≥zef Lipski at Berchtesgaden in southern Germany. During the meeting, he noted that Danzig was German and Germany wanted to see it back within German borders. He also noted that Germany wanted to build a highway and a railway through western Poland to connect East Prussia with the main German territory, and that Germany would like to have Poland join the Anti-Comintern Pact. ww2dbase¬†[The Danzig Crisis | Berchtesgaden, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern | CPC]
29 Aug 1939

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler summoned the three leading representatives of the German armed forces, Walther von Brauchitsch, Hermann G√∂ring, and Erich Raeder together with senior Army commanders to his mountain villa at Obersalzberg in southern Germany, where he announced the details of the recently-signed Soviet-German non-aggression pact, the plan to isolate and destroy Poland, and the formation of a buffer state in conquered Poland against the Soviet Union. ww2dbase¬†[Invasion of Poland | Berchtesgaden, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern | AC]
11 Jul 1940

Germany
  • A meeting between Admiral Erich Raeder and Adolf Hitler took place at the Obersalzberg, Berchtesgaden, Germany where matters of how things were in Norway and Hitler's plans for that area were made clear. How to continue the war against Britain was discussed and again Hitler made it clear of his aims and that no invasion was to take place until all efforts had been made to bring the British government to sue for peace. However, within the next few days Hitler would change his mind. ww2dbase¬†[Adolf Hitler | Erich Raeder | Berchtesgaden, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern | CPC, HM]
31 Jul 1940

Germany
  • At Adolf Hitler's residence near Berchtesgaden, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern, Germany, German military leaders were advised of Hitler's plan to attack the Soviet Union. Hitler made it clear that an invasion of the USSR was a way of securing mastery of Europe, as the fall of the USSR would certainly force Britain to surrender. The military leaders were told to expect the invasion to start in May 1941, and would likely last about five months. ww2dbase¬†[Operation Barbarossa | Berchtesgaden, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern | TH]
8 Jan 1941

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler hosted a two-day military conference at his Berghof residence in southern Germany, where he stated that Germany would continue to support Italian efforts in North Africa despite it being a secondary theater, the Soviet Union must be brought down, southern France might need to be occupied, and, for the first time, told the military leaders to prepare Germany for the possibility of American entry into the war. ww2dbase¬†[Adolf Hitler | Berchtesgaden, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern | CPC]
9 Jan 1941

Germany
19 Jan 1941

Germany
  • Benito Mussolini visited Adolf Hitler at Berchtesgaden in Germany, accepting German assistance in North Africa, but not Albania. Hitler noted that he would launch an invasion of Greece if British troops there began to threaten the oil refineries at Ploiesti, Romania. ww2dbase¬†[Balkans Campaign | Berchtesgaden, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern | TH]
20 Jan 1941

Germany
  • At Adolf Hitler's Berghof residence near Berchtesgaden, Germany, Hitler mentioned to Benito Mussolini and Galeazzo Ciano that Germany viewed the Soviet Union as a threat, but did not reveal the plan to invade. ww2dbase¬†[Operation Barbarossa | Berchtesgaden, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern | CPC]
18 Feb 1941

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler met with tank generals and tank designers at his residence Berghof in southern Germany. He insisted on using larger (either 50-millimeter or 75-millimeter) high velocity guns for Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks. He also demanded some soldiers to be released from the front to man tank factories. ww2dbase¬†[Adolf Hitler | Berchtesgaden, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler met with tank generals and tank designers at his residence Berghof in southern Germany. He insisted on using larger (either 50-millimeter or 75-millimeter) high velocity guns for Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks. He also demanded some soldiers to be released from the front to man tank factories. ww2dbase¬†[Adolf Hitler | Berchtesgaden, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern | CPC]
12 May 1941

Germany
26 May 1941

Germany
  • Adolf Hitler met with tank generals and tank designers at his residence Berghof in southern Germany. In a similar meeting three months prior he had asked for 75-millimeter guns for Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks. Because 75-millimeter guns relied on special tungsten shells, Hitler now asked for 88-millimeter guns to be used for future heavy tanks. He also demanded 100-millimeter frontal armor and 60-millimeter side armor. ww2dbase¬†[PzKpfw VI Ausf. E 'Tiger I' | Berchtesgaden, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler met with tank generals and tank designers at his residence Berghof in southern Germany. In a similar meeting three months prior he had asked for 75-millimeter guns for Panzer III and Panzer IV tanks. Because 75-millimeter guns relied on special tungsten shells, Hitler now asked for 88-millimeter guns to be used for future heavy tanks. He also demanded 100-millimeter frontal armor and 60-millimeter side armor. ww2dbase¬†[PzKpfw VI Ausf. E 'Tiger I' | Berchtesgaden, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern | CPC]
22 Sep 1942

Photo(s) dated 22 Sep 1942
Hitler greeting Pavelic at his Berghof residence near Berchtesgaden, Germany, 22 Sep 1942
14 Jul 1944

Germany
10 Apr 1945

Germany
4 May 1945

Germany

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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