The Euro World War II History Collections Continued

 

The Euro world War II History Collections

Part 6th-  September 1939

(continued)

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 September 1939

6th  September 1939
Over Britain.

.. Two RAF Spitfires shoot down 2 RAF Hurricanes in error during the first air raid warning, which turns out to be false.

The incident becomes known as the “Battle of Barking Creek.”

Battle of Barking Creek

 (a friendly fire incident resulting in the first RAF fighter pilot fatalities of the War).[3]

In Poland…

The German 10th Army (Reichenau) continues to lead the advance, having already penetrated to

the east of Lodz.

 Armored spearheads of the German forces capture

Tomaszow

and

Kielce,

southwest of Warsaw.

Krakow is taken by troops of the German 14th Army (List).

The Polish government and supreme command leave Warsaw. The government is relocating to

the region of Luck-Kremieniec,

while the supreme command moves

to Brzesko on the Bug River.

The Polish supreme command issues orders for all Poles capable of fighting, in and out of uniform, to retire to the line of

the Narew,

Vistula

 

and San rivers.

 Meanwhile,

Hitler visits

 

the headquarters of the German 19th Panzer Corps (Guderian), on the northeastern front.

In Pretoria… The government of South Africa, lead by

 

Prime Minister Jan Christian Smuts,

declares war on Germany.

In Madrid…

The Spanish government, led by dictator General Franco, declares its neutrality. Franco also makes a secret pledge to support the Axis cause.

In Britain…The Royal Navy forms the Northern Patrol consisting of 8 cruisers. The first British eastern convoy sails.

In France… A 72-hour working week is introduced in the munitions industry.

In the Soviet Union…

The German passenger liner, Bremen, (52,000 tonnes)

arrives at Murmansk, in northern Russia,

from New York.

In Baghdad… The Iraqi government breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany.

: South Africa, now under Prime Minister Jan Smuts, declares war on Germany.

One of Germany’s land forces (Wehrmacht Heer) captures

Kraków in the south of Poland; Polish army is in general retreat

to be continued

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