21 Mar 1939
  • Édouard Daladier resigned as the French Prime Minister. ww2dbase [Édouard Daladier | CPC]
  • German heavy cruiser Deutschland set sail for Memel, Lithuania. Meanwhile, Germany demanded Lithuania to sent representatives to the warship on the following day to sign Memel over to Germany. ww2dbase [Annexation of Klaipeda | CPC]
  • Dong Zhao was relieved of his position and the commander of the 28th Division so he could focus on his corps-level command. ww2dbase [Dong Zhao | CPC]
  • Japanese 6th Division crossed the Xuishui River west of Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China and marched toward Wuning. ww2dbase [Battle of Nanchang | Jiangxi | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • French President Albert Lebrun visited London, England, United Kingdom. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain attempted to persuade Lebrun to enter into a British-French-Polish alliance to contain Germany; a similar proposal was also sent to the Polish leadership via the British ambassador in Warsaw, Poland, but the Polish responded coolly. On the same day, in Berlin, Germany, German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop expressed that if Poland continued to not agree with German demands for Danzig and if Poland continued to resist signing the Anti-Comintern Pact, then the present German-Polish friendship would deteriorate. ww2dbase [The Danzig Crisis | London, England | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 21 Mar 1939
Commander Ernest G. Small of US Navy Destroyer Division Three with captains of his ships, aboard Porter, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 21 Mar 1939

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

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