A final British note was presented in Berlin at 900 hrs giving Adolf
until 1100 hrs to give an undertaking to withdraw his troops from Poland.
At 1115 hrs. Mr Chamberlain's in a broadcast to the nation stated that no
such undertaking had been received and that consequently this country is at war
The French ultimatum, presented at 1230 hrs expired at
The German reply rejected the stipulations that German troops
should withdraw from Poland, and accused the British government of force in the
war on Germany.
A War Cabinet of nine members, was created to include
Mr Winston Churchill as the first Lord of the Admiralty.
The King broadcast
a message to his people's. Adolf
left Berlin, to assume command on the eastern front.
Roosevelt announces that United States of America would remain neutral.
Mr De Valera announced that Eire would remain neutral
Australia and New
Zealand declares war on Germany.
Heeesgruppe C which is commanded by
, and contains 33 divisions, which take up position along the Belgian
and Dutch frontier is garrison the Siegfried line. U-30
sinks the British passenger ship SS Athena, mistaking it for an armed merchant
ship 112 people lose their lives of which 28 were American citizens.
Go To: 4th September
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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