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18th September 1939

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Events On This Day

Russian and German troops meet near Brest-Litovsk.

In a joint communique, the two governments announced their intention of restoring order within Poland.

Russian troops also reached Vilna in the North and occupied the Rumano-Polish frontier in the South.

Attacks on Warsaw, continued

Polish government, having crossed the frontier into Rumania, together with countless refugees the Romanian frontier is closed.

Japanese press reports from Rome were to effect that Adolf Hitler was bringing pressure to bear on Russia to abandon her support of China.

French troops advanced within 3 miles of Saarbrücken and Zweibrücken.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) flying boats managed to rescue the crew of the British steamer, Kensington Court, which had been sunk by a U-boat in the Atlantic.

The Duke of Windsor, assumed the rank of Major-General on taking up a staff appointment abroad.

Lord Camrose appointed chief assistant to Lord Mamillian, Minister of information.

The Germans put intense pressure on the Romanian government to intern the members of the Polish government, who asked for asylum the previous day.

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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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