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15 Oct 1936
  • The Spanish Republican Popular Army established a system of Commissars (Political Officers) in each unit. ww2dbase [AC]
Japan
  • Japanese cruiser Kumano launched at Kawasaki's shipyard, Kobe. Prince Fushimi Hiroyasu, a second cousin to the Emperor, represents the Imperial family. ww2dbase [Kumano | Kobe, Hyogo | DS]
Spain
  • 50 Soviet T-26 Model 1933 light tanks arrived in Spain to aid the Republic forces in the Spanish Civil War. ww2dbase [T-26 | CPC]

15 Oct 1936 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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