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5 Aug 1939
  • Belfast was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Belfast | CPC]
  • The United Kingdom and France dispatched a joint delegation by passenger ship to the Soviet Union for talks. The ship was not scheduled to arrive at Leningrad, Russia until 11 Aug. It was unknown why the delegation traveled by ship rather than by air, which would be much faster. ww2dbase [Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact | CPC]
United States
  • US Navy awarded a US$15,505,000 contract to build a new naval air facilities in Hawaii, Midway, Johnston, and Palmyra Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]

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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935

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