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1.9.39.

Invasion of Poland began this morning. Warsaw bombed. General mobilization proclaimed in England, ditto in France plus martial law. [Radio] Foreign & General 1. Hitler’s terms to Poland boil down to return of Danzig & plebiscite in the corridor, to … Continue reading

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31.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. No definite news. Poland has called up more reserves but this does not yet amount to full mobilization. German occupation of Slovakia continues & 300, 000 men said to be now at strategic points on Polish … Continue reading

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29.8.39.

Foreign & General 1. N. Henderson has returned to Berlin with Brit. Gov.t’s reply & Parliament meets this afternoon when presumably the affair will be elucidated. 2. E[mergency].P[owers]. Act coming into force. Admiralty has not only assumed control of the … Continue reading

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28.8.39.

Have been travelling etc. during the past days & therefore unable to keep up the diary in ordinary way. The main developments have been as follow: Hitler has proposed some or other kind of plan which was flown across by … Continue reading

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