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World War II: The Invasion of Poland and the Winter War

Two tanks of the SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Division cross the Bzura River during the German invasion of Poland in September of 1939. The...

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Although the Polish Army would have outnumbered the attacking German army — the Wehramcht — once it had all been mustered, the Germans were met by 17 ill-equipped infantry division. The Poles had just one armored brigade — 660 tanks in all, versus Germany's 2,100. It was during the Invasion of Poland that the last cavalry charge in the history of warfare was made by the Polish horseman against German tanks.

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"Friends" soon to be bitter enemies: German and Soviet troops meet during the German-Soviet invasion of Poland in Sept 1939. Berlin and Moscow divided Poland among themselves. In less than two years after this photo was taken, the Wehrmacht rolled across the Soviet frontier.

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Krzyżtopór is a 16th C castle in the village of Ujazd, Poland. It was destroyed both during the Swedish invasion in 1655 and by the Russians in 1770.

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Railway gun prepares for the invasion of Poland, September 1939

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World War II: The Invasion of Poland and the Winter War

This was the scene at Holborn Town Hall, in London, England, as officials and mothers tested the reactions of babies to a respirator designed to protect them against poison gas on March 3, 1939. Several babies, all under the age of two, were fitted with the "baby helmets."

Crooked forest of pine trees in Nowe Czarnowo, West Pomerania, Poland • photo: Julian Pencilliah on Flickr

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Panzer I, Poland Campaign 1939

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Wieliczka Salt Mine. Krakow. Poland.// This mine is a unique development in the history of mining

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