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13th September 1939

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The German high command announced that in order to crush civilian resistance open towns and villages in Poland will henceforth be bombed and shelled

Lord Halifax stated in the House of Lords that if such action were taken by the Germans, the British government would hold themselves free to take such action as they might deem appropriate.

According to statements issued by the Polish Embassy in London, and by the American ambassador in Poland, the Luftwaffe had at some time been bombing civilians in Poland.

German advance on Warsaw still held up but in circling movements were made round the Polish positions.

Attacks on Modlin and Lwow had been repulsed, but East of Warsaw Polish forces had withdrawn under heavy pressure.

Paris reported that French troops had improved. The whole of the positions taken in the course of the last few days.

French war cabinet was formed, with M Daladier as prime minister, Foreign Minister and Warminster.

Their British Prime Minister Mr Chamberlain gave Parliament a second survey of the progress of the war.

It was reported from Brussels that Adolf Hitler had issued an appeal to all doctors, engineers and other technical experts, whatever their race, who had fled from Germany, to return with the promise that fortunes confiscated from such refugees would be restored.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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