12 Oct 1939
  • Finland and Russia were deadlock in negotiations. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • German submarine U-48 sank French tanker Emile Miguet and British freighter Heronspool. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Fedor von Bock was appointed the commanding officer of the German Army Group B (Heeresgruppe B). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Hans Frank is appointed Gauleiter of the General Government in occupied Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
United Kingdom
  • British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain rejected Adolf Hitler's proposal for a multi-power conference for peace made on 6 Oct 1939. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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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