30 Mar 1940
  • Germany supplied weapons to the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Winston Churchill acknowledged Soviet neutrality in the European War. ww2dbase [Winston Churchill | CPC]
  • French Minister of Defense Daladier persuaded the French War Committee not to ratify British proposal to mine the Rhine River. British responded by threatening to abandon the plan to mine Norwegian waters. ww2dbase [Édouard Daladier | CPC]
  • Japanese troops began to evacuate Wuyuan, Suiyuan Province, China. ww2dbase [Battle of Wuyuan | CPC]
China
  • Japan installed a puppet government in Nanjing, China under the leadership of Wang Jinwei. ww2dbase [Wang Jingwei | CPC]
Finland Photo(s) dated 30 Mar 1940
Gladiator fighter of Flying Regiment 19 Wang Jingwei and military officers at the ceremony establishing a Japanese government in Nanjing, China, 30 Mar 1940Wang Jingwei and Chinese and Japanese civilian officials at the ceremony establishing a Japanese government in Nanjing, China, 30 Mar 1940

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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