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Irene Sendler rescued 2,500 Jewish Children in WW2

In September 2011 I received an email about a lady called Irene Sandler.  On reading the email I chose to research more about her and blog the fascinating details of her life. Unfortunately, the email was factually incorrect in many … Continue reading

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Words From WW2 1939 To Remember (3)

A Select Weekly Record of the Most Important War Declarations and statements: Sunday September 3rd 1939 Leaflets distributed by the Royal Air Force in West and North Germany: “Deliberately and coldly the Government of the Reich has forced war upon … Continue reading

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War Diary 18th September to 24th September 1939

Monday September 18th Soviet and German troops met near Brest-Litovsk.  In a joint communique the two Governments announced their intention of restoring order in Poland. Soviet troops also reached Vilna in the north and occupied the Rumano-Polish frontier in the south. … Continue reading

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War Diary 23rd August – 3rd September 1939

Wednesday 23rd August Germany signs a pact of Non-agression with Russia signed by Molotov and Ribbentrop in the presence of Stalin Sir Neville Henderson, British Ambassador to Germany, delivers a message to Hitler from the British Government and a personal … Continue reading

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Danzig / Gdańsk and the start of WW2

Germany had occupied Danzig since 1870 and it was predominantly German speaking. Poland, which ceased to exist in 1795 as a fully independent state because of a series of invasions and partitions by the Kingdom of Prussia, the Russian Empire … Continue reading

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