01 Sep 39: Germany invades Poland. For most European countries, this day marks the beginning of World War II. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0901&s=390901 #WWII

01 Sep 39: Germany invades Poland. For most European countries, this day marks the beginning of World War II. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0901&s=390901 #WWII

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

Germany Invades Poland  No matter what the allies did, Hitler was determined for Germany to start a war.

Germany Invades Poland No matter what the allies did, Hitler was determined for Germany to start a war.

Interesting to note later in the war - some 500 Panzer Is were used during the invasion of the French countryside though many more were available throughout Germany and Poland. Perhaps a testament to the changing requirements of the modern battlefield or lack of trust in the Panzer I system to spearhead the more-prepared defenses of France.

Interesting to note later in the war - some 500 Panzer Is were used during the invasion of the French countryside though many more were available throughout Germany and Poland. Perhaps a testament to the changing requirements of the modern battlefield or lack of trust in the Panzer I system to spearhead the more-prepared defenses of France.

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

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

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany in 1933, and then made Fuhrer in 1934, a position that gave him complete control of the state and the military.

Hitler was appointed Chancellor of Germany in 1933, and then made Fuhrer in 1934, a position that gave him complete control of the state and the military.

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

War and Conflict, World War II, Germany invades Poland, pic: September 1939, Polish infantry troops moving to the front in single file to meet the German invaders, pin by Paolo Marzioli

War and Conflict, World War II, Germany invades Poland, pic: September 1939, Polish infantry troops moving to the front in single file to meet the German invaders, pin by Paolo Marzioli

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