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4 Aug 1939
  • Polish customs officials on the Danzig border began carrying arms, which alerted the Germans. ww2dbase [The Danzig Crisis | CPC]
China
  • After sundown, Cen Zeliu, flying an I-15bis fighter, claimed a Japanese bomber over China. ww2dbase [Cen Zeliu | CPC]
Germany
  • The German expedition team consisting of Ernst Schäfer, Bruno Beger, Karl Wienert, Ernst Krause, and others, having departed Lhasa, Tibet in Aug 1939, arrived in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944