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22 Aug 1939
  • With a non-aggression pact nearly secured with the Soviet Union, German leader Adolf Hitler ordered the Polish invasion to commence on 26 Aug 1939. He told his top military commanders to be brutal and show no compassion in the upcoming war. ww2dbase [Invasion of Poland | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler said that even though he was important for Germany, but he could be killed by anybody at any time. ww2dbase [July Plot | CPC]
Germany
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop and the German delegation departed Berlin, Germany aboard two Condor aircraft for K├Ânigsberg, East Prussia, Germany. ww2dbase [Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact | Berlin | CPC]
  • Georg von K├╝chler was named the commanding officer of 3rd Army. ww2dbase [Georg von K├╝chler | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Aug 1939
Nazi Party female labor service camp, N├╝rnberg, Germany, late Aug 1939

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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Famous WW2 Quote
"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