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17 Nov 1939
  • Supreme Allied War Council approved a plan for British and French war production. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Plans were made for British and French troops to move into Belgium to counter a possible German invasion, but reconnaissance parties were denied entry into Belgium to avoid provoking Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • U-36 set sail for Basis Nord, a secret base on the Kola Peninsula in northern Russia provided by the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [U-36 | CPC]
China
  • Japanese troops landed at Fangcheng and Beihai in Guangxi Province, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
Czechoslovakia

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