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11 Aug 1939
  • German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop met with Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano at Salzburg, Germany (occupied Austria), during which he said that "we want war". ww2dbase [Joachim von Ribbentrop | CPC]
United States
  • USS Hammann was commissioned into service under the command of Lieutenant Commander Arnold E. True. ww2dbase [Hammann | CPC]

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