5 Oct 1939
  • HMS Eagle made rendezvous with light cruiser Liverpool. ww2dbase [Eagle | CPC]
  • HMS CUMBERLAND after refuelling at Freetown, British West Africa (now Sierra Leone) sent to join HM Cruisers EXETER, ACHILLES and AJAX for continuation of interception patrols as Force G. Failed to report \ ww2dbase [Cumberland | Exeter | DS]
China
  • In a downed aircraft, Chinese troops discovered General Yasuji Okamura's order calling off the offensive on Changsha, Hunan Province, China. Nearby, Chinese 23rd Division attacked a Japanese Navy anchorage at Yingtian (now Miluo), damaging several vessels. ww2dbase [First Battle of Changsha | Yingtian, Hunan | CPC]
Hawaii Latvia Poland United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt spoke to Winston Churchill for the first time over the telephone. Roosevelt, who initiated the call, engaged Churchill in a discussion on the German attempt to attack American shipping as an attempt to sabotage British-American relations; such an effort would later found to be a mere rumor. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Oct 1939
Adolf Hitler at a German military parade in Warsaw, Poland, 5 Oct 1939

5 Oct 1939 Interactive Map

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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