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8th September 1939

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Events On This Day

Paris reported that Germany had rushed six divisions from Poland to the Saar.

Saarbrücken and other towns in the area had been evacuated.

About 600 French tanks were leading the French attack.

The German high command claimed to have entered Warsaw, but this was denied by the Polish government. On official Polish communiqué admitted the retreat of Polish troops in the area of Lodz, Ptrkow and Rozany regions South West of Warsaw, and in the pultusk area north of the capital.

German merchant ships returning to neutral ports

Fourth reconnaissance flight by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) over Germany to distribute more copies of the propaganda leaflet to the German people.

British and French aircraft reported to be on their way to the Polish front.

Reported shortage of food on the Siegfried line.

Evacuation of patients from great voluntary hospitals completed, releasing about 200,000 beds for a raid casualties.

Polish mission, under General Novid-Neugebauer arrived in London.

U-38 sinks the British steamer Manaar whilst commanded by Heinrich Liebe in the Atlantic.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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