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15th September 1939

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A Polish communique declared that an attack on Lwow by German motorised forces had been repulsed.

German troops crossed the frontier from East Prussia, near Suvalki. The Germans claimed to have surrounded Warsaw, also to have occupied most of the Polish oilfields.

Poland stated that Germany had begun a ruthless campaign of bombing open towns.

On the Western front, a strong French force reached the outposts of the Siegfried line.

It was reported that the situation in Palestine had markedly improved since the outbreak of war and that Jews and Arabs were co-operating against the common danger.

The Australian cabinet decided to raise immediately an initial volunteer Force of 20,000 for service in Australia or overseas.

The Ministry of information, announced that vast seizures of goods intended for Germany, including 28,000 tons of petroleum, had been made by the British contraband control.

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