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The Employees of the Danzig Post Office Fought the Germans For 15 Hours During the Invasion of Poland Before They Were Captured

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

World War II: The Invasion of Poland and the Winter War. Several civilian prisoners of war, with arms raised, walk along a road during the German invasion of Poland in September of 1939. (LOC)

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THE GERMAN-SOVIET INVASION OF POLAND, 1939

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Soviet invasion of Poland was a Soviet military operation that started without a formal declaration of war on 17 September 1939, during the early stages of WWII. 16 days after Nazi Germany invaded Poland from the West, the Soviet Union did so from the East. The invasion ended on 6 October 1939 with the division and annexing of the whole of the 2nd Polish Republic by Germany and The USSR.

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This is most likely the first photo of a KIA in World War II. This German soldier was killed on the first day of the German invasion of Poland, September 1, 1939, precisely at Hill 179, near Chojnice.

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World War 2 This war fought in Europe, North Africa and Asia started in 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and ended in 1945 with the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan. It was the largest armed conflict in history.

THE GERMAN-SOVIET INVASION OF POLAND, 1939

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THE GERMAN-SOVIET INVASION OF POLAND, 1939

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