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January 1938

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Z22 Anton Schmitt Destroyer
Laid down 3 January 1938

On 8 January 1938, Republican troops commanded by Generals Hernández Sarabia and Leopoldo Menéndez take the city of Teruel, surrendered by Colonel Rey d'Harcourt. The harsh winter conditions prevent the timely arrival of troops sent by Franco under the command of Generals Varela and Aranda.

Z8 Bruno Heinemann Destroyer
Commissioned 8 January 1938

M6 Minesweeper
Launched 8 January 1938

On 12 January 1938, The German War Minister Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg marries Eva Gruhn in Berlin, Hermann Göring is best man at the wedding.

R23 R-boat
Launched 12 January 1938

Hermann Göring informed Adolf Hitler of the shady past of Werner von Blomberg's new wife 25 January 1938, Adolf Hitler dismissed Werner von Blomberg immediately but told him that he would call on him again if the country ever needed his service.

On 27 January 1938, German War Minister Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg resigns, following the revelation that his new wife had previously posed for pornographic photos.

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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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