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21 Jul 1939
  • British Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax wrote to British Ambassador to Poland Clifford Norton, asking him to expressed to the Polish government the British desire for Poland to refrain from acting defiantly to recent German threats. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British minesweeping trawler HMS Windermere was launched. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 21 Jul 1939
XF4F-3 prototype Wildcat in flight, 21 Jul 1939

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