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16 Mar 1939
  • In eastern Czechoslovakia, Slovakian leader Jozef Tiso sent a telegram, originally authored by Hermann Göring, to ask for German troops to enter Slovakian borders. In western Czechoslovakia, Germany declared the formation of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, with Konstantin von Neurath as the German Protector, immediately enacting anti-Semitic laws. ww2dbase [Dismemberment of Czechoslovakia | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Mar 1939
Adolf Hitler at Prague Castle, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 16 Mar 1939German troops marching on Prague Castle grounds, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 16 Mar 1939, photo 1 of 2German troops marching on Prague Castle grounds, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 16 Mar 1939, photo 2 of 2

16 Mar 1939 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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