20 Sep 1938

Czechoslovakia
  • Sudeten Nazi leader Konrad Henlein urged Slovakians to demand autonomy with greater vigor. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • At 1030 hours, Czechoslovakian military mobilized. At 1700 hours, Czechoslovakian President Edvard Beneš rejected the British-French suggestion for Czechoslovakia to cede Sudetenland to Germany; going further, Beneš asked the French whether France would honor the alliance in the case of a German invasion. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Germany
  • Adolf Hitler pressed the Hungarians to assert greater demands on Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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