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6th September 1939

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Events On This Day

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 Lublin.

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 von List 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 Narew-Vistula-Sun.

The Luftwaffe crossed the French frontier and headed towards Paris, what were intercepted by French fighters.

By the 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 5-6 September 1939 and further copies of the propaganda leaflet were dropped on a German people.

It was officially stated that South Africa was at war with Germany.

Spain officially declares her neutrality.

Australia called up the first 10,000 of them militia.

M21 Minesweeper
Launched 6 September 1939

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