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17 Aug 1939
  • The Germany military was ordered to supply the SS organization with 150 Polish Army uniforms. ww2dbase [Invasion of Poland | CPC]
  • American diplomat Sumner Welles warned the British that the Soviet Union was likely to make an offer to Germany. In the evening, Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov contacted Germany in response to the 15 Aug 1939 request for a meeting; he noted skepticism due to the Anti-Comintern Pact backed by Germany, but also noted happily that, unlike Britain, Germany was willing to send a high-level diplomat. ww2dbase [Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 17 Aug 1939
Portrait of a Japanese family which had gathered to bid farewell for a family member who was joining the army, Suwa, Nagano, Japan, 17 Aug 1939

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