Head of the SS Heinrich Himmler (right), one of the chief architects of the Holocaust, speaks with an unidentified officer in Warsaw after German invasion of Poland, 1939.
11 year old Tadeusz Jeziorowski receiving the Polish Cross of Valor from Józef Piłsudski. He was one of the youngest defenders of the city of Płock, during the 1919-21 Polish-Soviet War. He later became an air force pilot and was killed in an air combat during the 1939 invasion of Poland. (1921)
Burned-out tank in Warsaw during the invasion of Poland, 1939
German soldiers captured by Warsaw Uprising insurgents. Unlike what happened during the invasion of Poland (Germans executed POW’s) the Polish resistance respected the Geneva Convention, and often even had to save German prisoners from the wrath of the civilian population. August-September 1944
The Monument to the Fallen and Murdered in the East (Warsaw, Poland) commemorating the victims of the Soviet invasion of Poland during World War II and subsequent repressions. It was unveiled on 17 September 1995, on the 56th anniversary of the Soviet invasion of 1939 reddit.com/gallery/lp26sq
trying to deny the holocaust and justify the invasion of poland, france and the annexation of czechoslovakia reddit.com/gallery/mxts01
WW2 : Why did the Allies not attack Germany properly during the invasion of Poland?
Germany wasnt able to fight a two front war and would have collasped. Gamelin even lied to the Polish field marshal that the French army was engaging German divisions.
Every source ive found simply states that the French advanced slightly, then retreated back to the Maginot line after a while. No explanation is given as to why. They outnumbered the defending German divisions several times over.
Adolf Hitler views victory parade in Warsaw after the German invasion of Poland, 1939.
German victory parade in Warsaw after the invasion of Poland, 1939 (Hitler is on platform, arm raised in a Nazi salute).
The 1939 invasion and division of poland and lithuania in the TNO universe (lithuania was actually in the original Nazi plans irl, so I guess it would have been included here without the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact) reddit.com/gallery/maruh4
The year is 1 September 1939. Nazi Germany has declared war on the republic of Poland. But out of nowhere, a twist: Their entire army is swapped out by the modern day Polish army! Can Poland hold against the nazis and push back their invasion?
For the sake of argument, assume that the newly swapped army knows exactly what is going on and that the Polish government of 1939 wouldn't find their advanced tech not even a bit strange. Also for the sake of argument, the Polish army comes with every part of it: Ground, Air and Navy forces. Lastly, the troops in reserve also come with the active ones. It's a war after all!
Round 1: Hold out against Nazi Germany until the allies beat them or push back their invasion themselves. Either way, they win.
Round 2: In this round, Stalin will not change sides later into the war. In fact, he will invade Poland himself if he notices they haven't fell by late 1942. Can Poland hold out against the tide of the URSS? (Remember: they don't need to beat the URSS, just avoiding captulation until the allies beat them is enough)
On this day 761 years ago, during 2nd Mongol invasion on Poland, Sandomierz, one of the most important cities of medieval Poland, surrendered to invaders under false guarantee of safety. All citizens where killed or taken into slavery and city was burned.
TIL that during the German invasion of Poland in 1939, the Polish radio stations would play Chopin's Polonaise Op. 40 no. 1 in A major (nicknamed the Military Polonaise) as a nationalistic protest to rally the people to resist the invasion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
Two Jewish Men are beaten by German soldiers 15 km. south of Lodz during the first weeks of the German invasion of Poland. September 1st 1939
TIL that the German invasion of Poland was originally planned for August 25th - at the last minute, Hitler delayed to September 1st, but one German unit didn't get the message and invaded on the 25th anyway - they were defeated and Hitler blamed the incident on an "insane individual" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jab…
Adolf Hitler views victory parade in Warsaw after the German invasion of Poland, 1939.
Warsaw citizens buried their dead in parks and streets after the invasion of Poland, 1939.
Im sick of invasion of poland jokes
Im so fucking sick when i tell online im from poland and theres always that one shit brain who makes "Womrd wold 2 Gzenrmany atssacked pomland haha blitzkrieg" IM So FUcKIng FuNNy uSIng OVeRUseD JOkE. Just stop it was funny maybe first and second time but more i hear them i want to womit, this joke is super overused.
EDIT: I think situation like that is also annoying to Americans after they hear 9/11 joke
Mass execution of 56 Polish citizens in Bochnia, near Kraków, following the Nazi invasion of Poland, December 18, 1939. The Germans shot the Poles as a reprisal for killing two German police officers.
Head of the SS Heinrich Himmler speaks with an unidentified officer in Warsaw after German invasion of Poland, 1939.
German Soldiers on the March during the Invasion of Poland, September 1939
Junkers Ju-52 with her pilot in 1939 during the invasion of Poland. The nose text reads "whether figuren (???), gasoline or bread, we bring death to Poland"
What if France and Britain declared war on the USSR after its invasion of Poland in 1939?
It has always baffled me why the Allies declared war on Germany but not the USSR in 1939, even though both Germany and the USSR were illegally invading Poland and communism was hated by the West. But what if they did? Would it drive the USSR closer to Germany, forcing them to cooperate? What would be the effects of this on WW2?
Good lord, what is happening in there? The invasion of Poland.
Wars and rumors of Wars. Russia on the precipice of invading Ukraine, some are calling this invasion the Poland of WW3. google.com/amp/s/www.dail…
[WP] Aliens are invading earth, starting with an invasion of Poland as per human tradition.
Major-General Heinz Guderian chatting with Brigadier General Semyon Krivoshein during the joint German-Soviet parade in Brest-Litovsk after the invasion of Poland, 1939.
A Panzer III Ausf.D during the invasion of poland.
German Heer gather round a Steyr 1500A Light Truck, during the invasion of Poland. 1939. Colourised.
German invasion of Poland (1939 colorized)
Panzerzug Nr 3 Part 1 - Armored Train Nr 3 - Fedor von Bock - Konitz - Chojnice - Invasion of Poland youtu.be/ZLGRV3S-CT8
Why did Britain and France only declare war on Germany for the invasion of Poland and not Russia too ?
They declared war on Germany after the invasion of Poland but they didnt declare it on Russia . Is there some diplomatic reason for it or cause the Russian invasion happened later .
Supposed Joint Nazi-USSR invasion of Poland 1939
I understand and appreciate the role the USSR played in the defeat of fascism during the second world war. A problem I have, however, is this invasion of Poland. Now I fear that maybe my understanding of it stemming from Western education and sources may mean that what I know is the propagandized version of events. So it'd be great if someone could point me to some sources for the reality of the invasion or provide one themselves. I'd also appreciate some clarification of charges of imperialism levied against the USSR i.e. annexing the Baltic states and the warsaw pact states merely being satellites under complete USSR domination. I just find it hypocritical to criticise US imperialism without fully understanding the reality of a socialist states endeavours that some may call imperialist.
Stalin told General Sikorski, leader of Polish free govt. in London, that the USSR had "lost track" of his officers amidst the chaos of Soviet occupation of Poland followed by German invasion.
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How did Britain and France react to the Soviet invasion of Poland?
France and Britain declared war on Germany after Germany's invasion of Poland, starting World War 2. Two weeks later, the Soviet Union also invaded Poland. I suppose declaring war on the USSR too was never a serious possibility, but were there other consequences for the Soviet Union? What did the public in France and Britain think about diving into war over the first invasion and ignoring the second?
Panzerzug Nr 3 Part 1 - Armored Train Nr 3 - Fedor von Bock - Konitz - Chojnice - Invasion of Poland
That short clip shows German Armored Train Nr. 3 in the Firchau train station on September 1, 1939 just before the invasion of Poland. For this video series a large assortment of original sources has been gathered with the most important being the first-hand account of the German officer who ended up in charge of Panzerzug, or armored train Nr 3, during the invasion of Poland. Here in the first part of this series the crew of the train and the beginning of that operation are introduced...
German troops look on as Jews dig a grave for 4 1 officer and 3 enlisted men killed during the invasion of Poland. After this picture was taken the troops beat and shot 22 of the men to death. Konskie, Poland. 1939 September 12
1939 Soviet Invasion of Poland Anti capitalist Propaganda poster
German motorcyclists giving a way to rolling Soviet tanks in Brest-Litovsk around the time of the joint German-Soviet victory parade celebrating the invasion of Poland, 1939.
Nazis, seeking anti-Communist evidence, are unearthing proof that Soviets secretly massacred 22,000 Polish elites at Katyn & other sites in 1940, after the USSR’s invasion of eastern Poland.
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PZL P.11c at the Polish Aviation Museum in Krakow. This is the last survivng example of the primary Polish fighter during the invasion of Poland. Captured and displayed by the Germans as a war prize in a museum in Berlin, it was moved back to Poland in 1943 to escape Allied bombings. reddit.com/gallery/kz7z7t
A young Polish couple pause for a brief conversation during the German invasion of Poland; she is a street car guide, he is a soldier of the Polish army. Lviv Voivodeship, Poland (now Lviv Oblast, Ukraine). September 1939.
Hitler learns of Poland’s successful invasion (1939) [Colorized]
This powerful sign says "War: Never Again" and is located in Westerplatte, Gdansk, Poland. "It is famous for the Battle of Westerplatte, which was the first clash between Polish and German forces during the invasion of Poland and thus the beginning and the first battle of World War II."