The Euro world War II History Collections
Part 6th- September 1939
Dr Iwan suwandy,MHA
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6th September 1939
.. 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.”
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
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
and San rivers.
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.
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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