Friday, April 22, 2016

September 30, 1939: Graf Spee on the Loose



30 September 1939



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Graf Spee sinks the Clermont, 30 September 1939.

Battle of Poland: The Battles of Parczew, Jabłoń and Milanów end on 30 September 1939 when the Polish Polesie Group (18,000) pushes the Soviet 143rd Rifle Division aside and heads toward the Świętokrzyskie Mountains. It is a major tactical victory for the Poles, but it only sends them toward waiting German forces.

Battle of the Atlantic: The German pocket battleship Graf Spee sinks British steamship Clermont (Captain F. Harris).

Germany formally notifies Great Britain that henceforth merchant ships will be sunk without warning. This is contrary to existing law stating that ships must be given warning and passengers allowed to debark in lifeboats. The German justification is that Britain has been using armed vessels disguised as merchantmen to hunt down U-boats, which is true.

British shipping losses in September 1939:

  • 37 British merchant ships;
  • 155,000 tons.

German Government: Having concluded his latest deal with Stalin, Hitler issues Directive No. 5, Partition of Poland.

Polish Government: Władysław Raczkiewicz and General Władysław Sikorski, president and prime minister respectively, establish the Polish government-in-exile in London. Sikorski is also the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. Polish President Ignace Moscicki, interned in Romania, resigns.

British Government: The cabinet authorizes the transfer of poison gas to France for possible retaliatory use.

American Homefront: NBC broadcasts on television the Waynesburg v. Fordham college football game. It is the first game of American football ever televised.

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Waynesburg versus Fordham, 30 September 1939.

September 1939


September 1, 1939: Invasion of Poland
September 2, 1939: Danzig Annexed
September 3, 1939: France, Great Britain Declare War
September 4, 1939: First RAF Raid
September 5, 1939: The US Stays Out
September 6, 1939: Battle of Barking Creek
September 7, 1939: Polish HQ Bugs Out
September 8, 1939: War Crimes in Poland
September 9, 1939: The Empire Strikes Back
September 10, 1939: The Germans Break Out
September 11, 1939: Battle of Kałuszyn
September 12, 1939: The French Chicken Out
September 13, 1939: The Battle of Modlin
September 14, 1939: Germany Captures Gdynia
September 15, 1939: Warsaw Surrounded
September 16, 1939: Battle of Jaworów
September 17, 1939: Soviets Invade Poland
September 18, 1939: Lublin Falls
September 19, 1939: Germans, Soviets Hook Up
September 20, 1939: the Kraków Army Surrenders
September 21, 1939: Romania Convulses
September 22, 1939: Joint Soviet-German Military Parade
September 23, 1939: The Panama Conference
September 24, 1939: The Luftwaffe Bombs Warsaw
September 25, 1939: Black Monday for Warsaw
September 26, 1939: Warsaw on the Ropes
September 27, 1939: Hitler Decides to Invade France
September 28, 1939: Warsaw Capitulates
September 29, 1939: Modlin Fortress Falls
September 30, 1939: Graf Spee on the Loose

October 1939

October 1, 1939: Occupation of Warsaw
October 2, 1939: Hel Peninsula Falls
October 3, 1939: The Diamantis Incident
October 4, 1939: Otto Kretschmer Gets Rolling
October 5, 1939: Polish Resistance Ends
October 6, 1939: Hitler Peace Effort
October 7, 1939: The British Have Arrived
October 8, 1939: First RAF Kill from UK
October 9, 1939: "City of Flint" Incident
October 10, 1939: Lithuania Under Pressure
October 11, 1939: The Atomic Age Begins
October 12, 1939: England Rejects Hitler's Peace Offer
October 13, 1939: Charles Lindbergh Speaks Out
October 14 1939: Royal Oak Sunk
October 15, 1939: Cuban Rockets
October 16, 1939: First Aircraft Shot Down Over UK
October 17, 1939: Marshall Mannerheim Returns
October 18, 1939: Prien Receives His Award
October 19, 1939: Preliminary Plan for Fall Gelb
October 20, 1939: Hitler Grapples with the Jews
October 21, 1939: Hurricanes to the Rescue!
October 22, 1939: Goebbels Lies Through His Teeth
October 23, 1939: Norway the Center of Attention
October 24, 1939: German "Justice" Gets Rolling
October 25, 1939: Handley Page Halifax Bomber First Flies
October 26, 1939: Jozef Tiso Takes Slovakia
October 27, 1939: King Leopold Stands Firm
October 28, 1939 - First Luftwaffe Raid on Great Britain
October 29, 1939: Tinkering with Fall Gelb
October 30, 1939: Defective Torpedoes



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