Today in History, September 1st

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Today in History, September 1st

Post  Admin on Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:34 am

September 1, 1939 Hitler invades Poland sparking WWII.

WORLD WAR II STARTS! At 4.45 AM on Sept. 1 1939, Germany invades Poland on the pretext of Polish aggression on German soil (dead "Poles" are German prisoners dressed in Polish uniforms & shot). The German battleship Schleswig-Holstein fires the first shots of WWII and shells the fortress guarding the port of Danzig. At dawn, 53 German divisions cross into Poland. Classic blitzkrieg tactics of dive bombers, fast moving panzers and armored infantry divisions decimate the unsuspecting Polish forces on the borders. Heavy bombers damage major Polish cities (panicking the citizens) and destroy airfields, railways and bridges, plus railway stations full of mobilizing Polish soldiers. The Polish Air Force is mostly destroyed on the ground.

While most of the WWII combatants (Britain, France, USA, Russia) are not directly involved, this action is widely held to start the global conflict that follows. After years of appeasement, Britain & France quickly declare war on Germany...and we're off.

4 XP instead of the usual 2 for any lit that describes what your PC was doing when they heard the news.

In fact, for any "today in history" posts, if you make a lit involving your PC on that day and event (reaction, involvement, etc...) you get double XP.


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