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20 Apr 1937
  • In Spain, two Anarchist battalions, who were dissatisfied with their movement's representation in the Republican Government, went on strike and pulled out, leaving a 15-mile gap in the front line in front of the little town of Marquina directly east of Guernica. Von Richthofen, commanding the German Condor Legion, quickly realised that if the gap was exploited, the Republican Forces in the area would be forced to withdraw and could be trapped if the single bridge at Guernica was destroyed by bombing. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Germany
  • Georg von Küchler was promoted to the rank of General der Artillerie. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Horst Böhme was promoted to the rank of SS-Sturmbannführer. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1937
Portrait of Chancellor Adolf Hitler, 20 Apr 1937Josef Dietrich, Adolf Hitler, and Heinrich Himmler at the entrance of the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 20 Apr 1937 during a celebration for Hitler

20 Apr 1937 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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