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16 May 1938
  • Adolf Hitler asked his top commanders how many German divisions were on the border with Czechoslovakia and were ready to move within a twelve hour window. The answer he received was twelve. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Finland
  • Alpo Marttinen was promoted to the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 May 1938
Carl Mannerheim and Rüdiger von der Goltz at the 20th anniversary celebration of the libration of Helsinki, Finland, 16 May 1938

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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