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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 [Munich Conference and the Annexation of Sudetenland | CPC]
Finland
  • Alpo Marttinen was promoted to the rank of captain. ww2dbase [Alpo Marttinen | 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

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