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World War II Erupts: Color Photos From the Invasion of Poland, 1939 | TIME

On Sept. 1, 1939, one week after Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed a non-aggression pact, more than a million German troops—along with 50,000 Slovakian soldiers—invaded Poland. 113 more words

Second World War

1939 - Germany invades Poland

1 September – WWII

Adolf Hitler, the great gambler, invades Poland ostensibly to recover territory lost to Germany after the Great War and in doing so begins the Second World War. 108 more words

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"September 1, 1939": The Prophecies of W. H. Auden

”September 1, 1939” is a poem by W. H. Auden, an Anglo-American poet, regarded by many as one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century. 817 more words

History

Beware of Pity

Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig is one of my all-time favourite books. I read it in my native language years ago, so I can’t recommend a good edition/translation to use. 287 more words

Book

R.I.P Wes Craven

Wes Craven has passed away aged 76. The master of horror film making left a an outstanding legacy to his name. R.I.P Wes Craven.

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See Photos of Vintage Back-to-School Fashions

When LIFE published several pages on youth fashions going into the back-to-school season of 1939, the stakes were high. “Failure to conform brings agonizing grief,” the magazine explained, “for children are mannerless humans who revel in ridiculing their fellows.” 185 more words