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July 1938

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T11 Torpedo boat
Laid down 1 July 1938

Z9 Wolfgang Zenker Destroyer
Commissioned 2 July 1938

On 5 July 1938, The international Non-Intervention Committee reaches an agreement regarding the withdrawal of all foreign volunteers from Spain.

R25 R-boat
Launched 8 July 1938

Ludwig Beck sent another message to Wehrmacht Army chief Walther von Brauchitsch on 16 July 1938, noting his concern that an invasion of Czechoslovakia would trigger military reaction by the western powers, which would spell doom for Germany. He also included in this message that Walther von Brauchitsch should incite Wehrmacht Army generals to resign en masse in protest of Adolf Hitler's reckless invasion plan.

Ludwig Beck met with Wehrmacht Army chief Walther von Brauchitsch on 19 July 1938, attempting to persuade him to use his influence to put a stop to the invasion of Czechoslovakia. He also offered suggestions on what he thought Adolf Hitler's government should be doing, mainly social and civil concerns, instead of provoking war at this stage of Germany's rearmament.

On 22 July 1938, Britain rejected a proposal from its ambassador in Berlin, Nevile Henderson, for a four power summit on Czechoslovakia consisting of Britain, France, Germany and the Soviet Union, London would under no circumstances accept the Soviet Union as a diplomatic partner.

On 24 July 1938, Start of the Battle of the Ebro. Republican forces attempt to divert the Nationalists from attacking Valencia and to diminish the pressure on Catalonia. At first, the Republican troops, commanded by General Modesto, achieve considerable success, but were then limited by superior Nationalist air power. Heavy combat continued into November.

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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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