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Monday, September 03, 2007

On this day in history

1939: Britain and France declare war on Germany
Britain and France are at war with Germany following the invasion of Poland two days ago.
At 1115 BST the Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, announced the British deadline for the withdrawal of German troops from Poland had expired.

He said the British ambassador to Berlin had handed a final note to the German government this morning saying unless it announced plans to withdraw from Poland by 1100, a state of war would exist between the two countries. more here

"I have to tell you now that no such undertaking has been received and consequently this country is at war with Germany."

In "On this day in history" tomorrow it will be 1939: France surrenders to Germany.

And wednesday's "On this day in history" will be 1939: Hitler's ball found in Albert Hall.
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