1 September 1939

Germany unleashes the Blitzkrieg on Poland.

This is a copy of a German raw film footage.

Some portions of this film were used in German wartime propaganda films, such as Stukas, about a Stuka flier wounded in France, who while he is in a field hospital falls in love but the call of the "Fatherland" is too great, he slips out of hospital and returns to the front.

The attack on Poland was the last straw for both France and England who finally realized that appeasement would not work. Having watched while Austria, and Czechoslovakia, fell to the Nazis by subterfuge, they declared War on Germany, then settled down to a Phoney war.

The sound of the siren on the Stuka is the opening scream of 6 years of war.


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