Germany invades Poland

Event
Friday, 1 September, 1939

Below: German troops breaking the border barrier in the Polish town of Sopot (Zoppot) on the morning of 1 September 1939. The Soviet invasion would follow on 17 September.

THE GERMAN-SOVIET INVASION OF POLAND, 1939
THE GERMAN-SOVIET INVASION OF POLAND, 1939© IWM (HU 56131)

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