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21 Dec 1938
  • HMS Ashanti (L51) was commissioned into service with Commander W. G. Davis in command. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Lord Gort recommended the British Chiefs of Staff that the United Kingdom must assist France in the defense of the Low Countries should they be challenged by Germany. To achieve this, he advocated the improvement of British infantry and armored divisions. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Charles Pownall was named the commanding officer of USS Enterprise. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935