26 Oct 1939
  • Kurt Fricke was awarded the Memel Medal. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Jozef Tiso was declared the President of Slovakia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German authoriities decreed that Polish Jews between the age of 14 and 60 were to be conscripted as forced laborers. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Arthur Greiser became the administrator of Reichsgau Posen in occupied Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • In Britain, the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps was established by Royal Warrant. Made up of volunteers between the ages of 30 and 50 years (many veterans from the Great War) their role would be the construction of defences to turn Britain into an impregnable fortress. During the London Blitz this force would assist the civilian services with bomb damage and rescue. ww2dbase [AC]
Photo(s) dated 26 Oct 1939
Hitler Youth members at the inauguration of Gauleiter Arthur Greiser and Minister Wilhelm Frick, Posen, Germany, Oct 1939Hitler Youth members marching during the inauguration of Arthur Greiser and Wilhelm Frick, Posen, Germany, Oct 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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