01 Sep 39: Germany invades Poland. For most European countries, this day marks the beginning of World War II. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0901&s=390901 #WWII

01 Sep 39: Germany invades Poland. For most European countries, this day marks the beginning of World War II. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0901&s=390901 #WWII

German Invasion of Poland. An excellent picture of the German style of formal marching called "goose stepping". It could only be done for a short distance because of its difficulty.

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German Invasion of Poland. An excellent picture of the German style of formal marching called "goose stepping". It could only be done for a short distance because of its difficulty.

Poland,1939.9.1 by XXXofsummer.deviantart.com on @deviantART - Feliks. If you know what happened on the date given (September 1, 1939), you'll know what this is about ;)

Poland,1939.9.1 by XXXofsummer.deviantart.com on @deviantART - Feliks. If you know what happened on the date given (September 1, 1939), you'll know what this is about ;)

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

Interesting to note later in the war - some 500 Panzer Is were used during the invasion of the French countryside though many more were available throughout Germany and Poland. Perhaps a testament to the changing requirements of the modern battlefield or lack of trust in the Panzer I system to spearhead the more-prepared defenses of France.

Interesting to note later in the war - some 500 Panzer Is were used during the invasion of the French countryside though many more were available throughout Germany and Poland. Perhaps a testament to the changing requirements of the modern battlefield or lack of trust in the Panzer I system to spearhead the more-prepared defenses of France.

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

ILLUSTRATED HISTORY: RELIVE THE TIMES: Images Of War, History , WW2: Germany Invades Poland: September 1939: Some Rare Images (LARGE PICTURES)

ILLUSTRATED HISTORY: RELIVE THE TIMES: Images Of War, History , WW2: Germany Invades Poland: September 1939: Some Rare Images (LARGE PICTURES)

September 1, 1939 - Germany invades Poland and World War II begins.

September 1, 1939 - Germany invades Poland and World War II begins.

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