The Luftwaffe made a reconnaissance flight off the east coast, but turned back
before British fighter could make contact.
French troops penetrated German
territory in the direction of Saarbrücken.
Contact between the two
armies established along the 125 mile frontier from the Rhine to the Moselle,
on the boundary of Luxembourg.
The Polish government left Warsaw for
Heavy fighting continued in Poland the 3rd and 4th armies of
the Heeresgruppe Nord (Army Group North) and the 8th and 10th of the southern
group advance on Warsaw. General Wilhelm
14. Armee captures Krakow and marches towards the Romanian frontier.
The Polish supreme command gives the order for general retreat to the line of
The Luftwaffe crossed the French frontier and
headed towards Paris, what were intercepted by French fighters.
passing of the armed forces (conditions of service) act. All units of the regular
army, territorial Army, military and other auxiliary forces were merged into a
single entity, the British Army.
A third successful reconnaissance mission
was made by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) over Germany, between 5
September 1939 and further copies of the propaganda leaflet were dropped on a
It was officially stated that South Africa was at war
Spain officially declares her neutrality.
called up the first 10,000 of them militia. M21
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