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14 Mar 1938
  • The French government reassured the Czechslovakian government that France would honor the terms of the alliance in the event of a German invasion. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler arrived in Vienna in the recently annexed Austria region of Germany. The visit to Vienna, the Austrian capital, was intended to be for the first day of the occupation, but it was delayed until this date because Heinrich Himmler's organization could not complete the rounding up of all suspected elements in the city, and that many Heinz Guderian's tanks had broken down since crossing the German-Austrian border that slowed the progress of the military occupation of the region. In Britain, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain noted that little could have been done in the previous few days to alter Hiter's intended course regarding Austria. ww2dbase [Annexation of Austria | AC]
  • The Japanese 10th Division, 10,000 men in strength, began an offensive from Shandong Province in China toward Jiangsu Province to the south. The first clashes took place on the same day at Tengxian in Jiangsu Province. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tengxian, Jiangsu | CPC]
  • Emden arrived in Spanish waters. ww2dbase [Emden | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Mar 1938
Adolf Hitler parading in Vienna in occupied Austria, 14 Mar 1938USS Ranger at North Island, San Diego, California, United States, 14 Mar 1938. Note the bends in the stacks that allow them to swing outboard for flight operations.

14 Mar 1938 Interactive Map

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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"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939

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