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2 Feb 1932
  • The International Disarmament Conference began at Geneva, Switzerland, embracing 60 nations including the Soviet Union and the United States. It would prove to be a fruitless attempt to ensure world peace. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Prince Hiroyasu was assigned to the Japanese Navy General Staff. ww2dbase [Hiroyasu | CPC]
  • Kichisaburo Nomura was made the commanding officer of 3rd Fleet. ww2dbase [Kichisaburo Nomura | CPC]

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