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15 Aug 1939
  • Germany secretly canceled the upcoming annual Nazi Party rally in NĂĽrnberg, Germany due to the planned war. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German Ambassador to the Soviet Union Friedrich-Werner von der Schulenburg read a mesage from German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop to Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov regarding Germany's request to send a high-level diplomat to Soviet Union for talks. Meanwhile, French Prime Minister Édouard Daladier ordered his representatives in Russia to quickly conclude the negotiations with the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact | CPC]
  • Italy mobilized the "San Marco" naval infantry battalion. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 15 Aug 1939
Launching of U-54 at Slip III of Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany, 15 August 1939

15 Aug 1939 Interactive Map

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