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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

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Start of World War II: September 1939-March 1940

The Topeka Daily Capital: Hitler Opens War in Poland Orders Army Meet Force With Force; Starts Offensive Along Polish Border. (Friday, September 1, 1939)

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Ww2 • Polish Soldier carrying a dead body of a very young volunteer soldier who fell while fighting in the Warsaw Uprising. 1944 Warsaw Poland

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Map of the Holocaust in Poland during the Second World War (1939-1945) at the time of German occupation of Poland. This map shows all German Nazi extermination camps (or death camps), prominent concentration, labor and prison camps, major prewar Polish cities with ghettos set up by Nazi Germany, major deportation routes and major massacre sites.

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Warsaw Uprising - The Prudential building was Warsaw’s tallest skyscraper and was hit by approximately 1000 artillery shells during the uprising. On the 28th of August AK camera man Sylwester Braun (“Kris”) captured the moment of impact of a Karl-Gerät mortar shell.

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