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The Bigfella
09-02-2014, 04:50 PM
World War Two.

Lest We Forget

Rum_Pirate
09-02-2014, 05:08 PM
2 September 1939: The United Kingdom (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom) and France (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France) issue a joint ultimatum to Germany (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany), requiring German troops to evacuate Polish territory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland); Italian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Italy_(1861-1946)) dictator Benito Mussolini (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benito_Mussolini) declares the neutrality of his nation; President Douglas Hyde (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Hyde) of the Republic of Ireland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Ireland) declares the neutrality of his nation;[citation needed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed)]the Swiss government (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland) orders a general mobilization of its forces.

2 September The National Service (Armed Forces) Act 1939 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Service_(Armed_Forces)_Act_1939) is enacted immediately and enforces full conscription on all males between 18 and 41 resident in the UK (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom).

2 September: The Free City of Danzig (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_City_of_Danzig) is annexed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annexed) by Germany.

3 September: At 11:15 a.m. British Standard Time (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Standard_Time) (BST), British Prime Minister (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Minister) Neville Chamberlain (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neville_Chamberlain) announces on BBC Radio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Radio) that the deadline of the final British ultimatum for the withdrawal of German troops from Poland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland) expired at 11:00am and that "consequently this nation is at war with Germany". Australia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia),India (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India), and New Zealand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand) also declare war on Germany within hours of Britain's declaration.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_World_War_II_(1939)

Yes you are right. Let us not forget.

WX
09-02-2014, 05:23 PM
The Poles have been carrying out various remembrance services lately.

Paul Pless
09-02-2014, 05:38 PM
Lest We Forgethow could we with you droning on about how badass the aussie aviation sector was during wwii

CWSmith
09-02-2014, 05:54 PM
When we remember, we should remember why. It goes back before 1939.

The Bigfella
09-02-2014, 08:25 PM
how could we with you droning on about how badass the aussie aviation sector was during wwii

Got a link?

WX
09-02-2014, 08:33 PM
When we remember, we should remember why. It goes back before 1939.

Given cause and effect, how far back would you like to go.:-)

Sky Blue
09-02-2014, 08:55 PM
I just finished a great book (Frozen in Time) by Mitchell Zukoff about the Coast Guard and Army aviators operating in Greenland during WWII and the modern efforts to locate downed craft buried under hundreds of feet of ice in order that the bodies of the heroes entombed there would be repatriated.

Many gave their lives trying to rescue downed crews off of the ice, some of them after already having saved crewmen and returning again and again until the job was done. Lt. Pritchard's heroism is ingrained in Coast Guard lore and and is comprehensively detailed in the book, and the daring and ingenuity of the great Bernt Balchen is featured.

Indeed, still not forgotten. Review here. http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/books/2013/04/27/book-review-frozen-time-mitchell-zuckoff/dp5u33a4JaeMud5Lb1mH5J/story.html

CWSmith
09-02-2014, 09:05 PM
Given cause and effect, how far back would you like to go.:-)

At least to the decision to punish Germany following WWI. Our decision to rebuild Germany after WWII changed the course of European evolution.

S.V. Airlie
09-02-2014, 09:10 PM
When did he take over Austria? Isn't that the starting point? Unless you go back to 11/11/18

WX
09-02-2014, 09:13 PM
At least to the decision to punish Germany following WWI. Our decision to rebuild Germany after WWII changed the course of European evolution.

I was being a bit flippant but I agree with you.

skuthorp
09-03-2014, 04:47 AM
What is about August-September in europe? Is it because it's summer time and the fighting is easy……
I note Napoleon went in June when he tried it on Russia.

S.V. Airlie
09-03-2014, 06:21 AM
What is about August-September in europe? Is it because it's summer time and the fighting is easy……
I note Napoleon went in June when he tried it on Russia.He read his history, just not the last chapter!