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8 September 2016 TODAY IN HISTORY [¶] 1939 - Germany Invades Poland - German infantry crossing a hastily repaired bridge in Polish territory which was bombed by the Poles in face of the enemy on September 8. © AP Photo

On Sept. 3, 1939 – Canada, along with 5 other countries, declares war on Germany — 2 days after Nazi invades Poland.

ILLUSTRATED HISTORY: RELIVE THE TIMES: Images Of War, History , WW2: Germany Invades Poland: September 1939: Some Rare Images (LARGE PICTURES)