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9 Apr 1938
  • Adolf Hitler arrived in Vienna in the recently annexed Austria region of Germany to gather support for the plebiscite of the following day. ww2dbase [Annexation of Austria | CPC]
  • Chinese troops drove Japanese forces out of the Tai'erzhuang region in Shandong Province, China, ending the battle. Chiang Kaishek gave the order to pursue and destroy all fleeing Japanese troops, but local commanders disobeyed, opting to give their troops some time to rest after three weeks of non-stop fighting. ww2dbase [Battle of Xuzhou | Tai'erzhuang, Shandong | CPC]
  • German 1st Mountain Division was established. ww2dbase [CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939

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