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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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Do not go gentle into that good night | Academy of American Poets ***Rage, rage against the dying of the light***

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Start of World War II: September 1939-March 1940

The Topeka Daily Capital: Hitler Opens War in Poland Orders Army Meet Force With Force; Starts Offensive Along Polish Border. (Friday, September 1, 1939)

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‘I’ll love you, dear, I’ll love you Till China and Africa meet, And the river jumps over the mountain And the salmon sing in the street, As I walked out one evening-- W.H. Auden, 1907-1973

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