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October 1935

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F6 Escort
Launched 1 October 1935

On 3 October 1935, Not long after the League acquitted both parties in the Walwal incident, Italian armed services from Eritrea invaded Ethiopia without a declaration of war leading Ethiopia to declare war on Italy beginning the Second Italian Abyssinian War.

On 7 October 1935, The League of Nations proclaimed Italy the assailant and started the slow process of enforcing sanctions. Nevertheless, these sanctions did not extend to several vital materials, such as oil, and were not carried out by all members of the League. International support was by this time low, with the united states of America increasing their exports to Italy in disgust of the inactivity of the League of Nations. Specifically, the United Kingdom and France did not take any serious action against Italy, such as blocking Italian access to the Suez Canal. Even actions such as the Italian use of some chemical weapons did little to change the League's passive approach to the situation.

Z13 Erich Koellner Destroyer
Laid down 12 October 1935

The first three Panzer Divisions were established on 15 October 1935, in the Wehrmacht. The 1. Panzer-Division was placed under Maximilian von Weichs at Weimar, 2. Panzer-Division under Heinz Guderian at Würzburg and 3. Panzer-Division under Ernst Feßmann at Berlin.

R19 R-boat
Launched 16 October 1935

R17 R-boat
Launched 26 October 1935

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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