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The advance into Poland, 1939

Photograph by Fritz Schulz, World War Two (1939-1945, 1939.

After signing a non-aggression pact with the Soviets, Hitler demanded territorial concessions from the Poles. These were refused and the Germans attacked on 1 September 1939. The Soviets invaded from the east two weeks later. The campaign ended on 6 October with Germany and the Soviet Union dividing the country.

From a collection of 21 photographs of the German Army, Europe, 1939-1945.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1991-03-148-1


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study collection

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