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March 1937

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M1 Minesweeper
Launched 5 March 1937

On 10 March 1937, (dated 14 March 1937 (Passion Sunday) The encyclical Mit brennender Sorge, With burning concern of Pope Pius XI is published in Germany in the German language. Largely the work of Cardinals von Faulhaber and Pacelli, it condemns breaches of the 1933 Reichskonkordat agreement signed between the Nazi government and the Catholic Church, and criticises Nazism's views on race and other matters incompatible with Catholicism.

Z12 Erich Giese Destroyer
Launched 12 March 1937

Latona Hospital ship
Launched 15 March 1937

Z13 Erich Koellner Destroyer
Launched 18 March 1937

Z16 Friedrich Eckoldt Destroyer
Launched 21 March 1937

On 31 March 1937, Bombers of the Luftwaffe Condor Legion in Spain, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Wolfram von Richthofen, bombed the mountain strongholds of the Republicans, not easily reached by artillery, and battered the key village of Ochandiano before it was quickly taken by the Army of Navarre. In the same region, the Spanish Nationalist forces, commanded by General Emilio Mola y Vidal, began an offensive against Basque forces in Vizcaya with the intention of capturing the Basque stronghold of Bilbao.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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