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28 Sep 1939

  • The Australian 6th Infantry Division was established under the command of Lieutenant General Thomas Blamey for service overseas. ww2dbase [Thomas Blamey | AC]
  • Estonia and the Soviet Union signed a 10-year mutual assistance pact which allowed Soviet troops to be stationed in Estonia. ww2dbase [Annexation of the Baltic States | CPC]
Poland Russia
  • Joachim von Ribbentrop arrived in Moscow, Russia, where would announce jointly with the Soviets an attempt to negotiate for peace with the western powers; should Britain and France reject this peace offer, Germany then could not be blamed for the aggression, he reasoned. ww2dbase [Joachim von Ribbentrop | Moscow | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Sep 1939
German troops marched through Warsaw, Sep 1939German General Blaskowitz accepting the surrender of Polish troops at the Skoda factory building in Warsaw, Poland, 28 Sep 1939Map attached to the German-Soviet Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Demarcation of 28 Sep 1939; note signatures of Joseph Stalin and Joachim von RibbentroBritish Matilda I tanks on a train, Caen, France, 28 Sep 1939
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