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Invasion of Poland, Sept 1939: Railroad artillery ready to open fire; 150 mm guns in the foreground coupled by 170 mm in the background.

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The start of Word War II. German invasion of Poland. September '39. German motorized troops on the streets of Warsaw

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

Soldiers of the SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Division, resting in a ditch alongside a road on the way to Pabianice, during the invasion of Poland in 1939.

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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.

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

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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 II: The Invasion of Poland and the Winter War

The German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee, in flames off Montevideo, Uruguay on December 19, 1939.

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SS soldiers preparing to open fire from 81-mm mortar shells during the invasion of Poland

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