29 Aug 1939
  • Through the Swedish businessman Birger Dahlerus, Germany expressed that Germany only desired Danzig and a small section of the Polish Corridor, while a plebiscite should be held in the near future to determine the fate of the remainder of the Polish Corridor. ww2dbase [The Danzig Crisis | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler summoned the three leading representatives of the German armed forces, Walther von Brauchitsch, Hermann Göring, and Erich Raeder together with senior Army commanders to his mountain villa at Obersalzberg in southern Germany, where he announced the details of the recently-signed Soviet-German non-aggression pact, the plan to isolate and destroy Poland, and the formation of a buffer state in conquered Poland against the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Invasion of Poland | Berchtesgaden, München-Oberbayern | AC]
  • A Polish destroyer squadron was evacuated to the United Kingdom as the invasion from Germany seemed imminent. ww2dbase [Operation Peking | CPC]
  • Georgy Zhukov was made a Hero of the Soviet Union for the first time and was awarded the Order of Lenin for the second time. ww2dbase [Georgy Zhukov | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Aug 1939
Polish destroyers Grom and Burza during Operation Peking, viewed from destroyer Błyskawica, circa 29 Aug-1 Sep 1939Danzig street, 29 Aug 1939.

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