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7 Oct 1939

Atlantic Ocean
  • HMS Hermes made rendezvous with French battleship Strasbourg in the Atlantic Ocean. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • French Prime Minister Édouard Daladier rejected Adolf Hitler's proposal for a multi-power conference for peace on the previous day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler appointed Heinrich Himmler as Reich Commissar for the protection of the German Race and issued a decree empowering Himmler to deport all Jews from Greater Germany to the east, where they would be resettled together with almost 2 million Polish Jews now under German rule. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • The German Army reported to Adolf Hitler that there was a general shortage of steel, ammunition, and other war materials necessary to wage war against Britain and France. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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