20 Apr 1939
  • Alpino was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Alpino | CPC]
  • Italian Ambassador in Berlin, Germany, Attalico, sent a message to Rome, Italy, noting that war between Germany and Poland seemed imminent. ww2dbase [The Danzig Crisis | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Apr 1939
Nikolai Reek meeting Adolf Hitler in Germany, 20 Apr 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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"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939