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17 Feb 1934
  • A new German law gave the Nazi Party Courts (introduced by Hitler as early as 1921) full judicial status with the right to investigate and punish petty misdemeanours by NSDAP members (e.g. Failure to pay dues, immoral behaviour, a criminal record or simply loss of interest in Party affairs). ww2dbase [AC]
  • King Albert I of Belgium died in a mountaineering accident. He would be succeeded by his son, Prince Leopold. ww2dbase [Leopold III | AC]

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Winston Churchill, 1935

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