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6 Oct 1939

  • Edmund Herring was named the commanding officer of Royal Artillery units within 6th Division of Second Australian Imperial Force; the appointment was made by Major General Thomas Blamey. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese troops called off the attack on Changsha, Hunan Province, China after suffering heavy casualties. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In a speech at the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany, Adolf Hitler noted that he did not wish to wage war against France and the United Kingdom, and it would not be worth the blood of British, French, and German soldiers for Poland, since it was created unjustly by the Versailles Treaty. He proposed a multi-power conference to achieve peace. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The final Polish forces surrendered near Kock and Lublin after fighting both Germans and Soviets. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
United Kingdom
  • The Hawker Tornado aircraft took its first flight with test pilot P. G. Lucas at the controls. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Oct 1939
Sealion off Provincetown, Massachusetts, during trials, 6 Oct 1939Adolf Hitler giving a speech to the Reichstag, Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, 6 Oct 1939; also present: Göring, Heß, Ribbentrop, Raeder, Frick, Goebbels, Neurath, Frank, Lammers, Seyß-Inquart, Keitel

6 Oct 1939 Interactive Map

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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"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945