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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.


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.


Invasion of Poland: General Tadeusz Kutrzeba, the Deputy CO of the Army 'Warsaw' (Armia 'Warszawa'), arriving to negotiate the surrender of Polish capital with General Johannes Blaskowitz, the Commander of the German 8th Army.

Polish Legion soldiers of the Pilsudski Brigade, World War I. The Polish Legions fought with the Austro-Hungarian army against the Russians.


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.


A Polish & a German soldier at the border, several days before the German Invasion of Poland. | ⇆ 34|