11 Sep 1939

Germany
  • "Lord Haw-Haw", began broadcasting his "Germany calling" programme on Radio Hamburg. The name was eventually linked to William Joyce, a naturalised US citizen who had been brought up in Ireland, had been Propaganda Director of Osward Moseley's (qv) British Union of Fascists and who had fled to Berlin a week before the outbreak of war. By 1940 30 per cent of the British population would be regularly tuning in to Radio Hamburg for his programme. ww2dbase [Hamburg | AC]
2 Oct 1939

Germany
  • German Luftwaffe Friegerkorps X under the command of General Hans Geissler was formed at Hamburg, Germany. The Korps would specialise in anti-shipping operations. ww2dbase [Hamburg | AC]

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