3 Nov 1939

  • Franz Halder sent a message to Ludwig Beck telling him to be ready to move against Adolf Hitler on or shortly after 5 Nov 1939, which was the date the plans for the invasion of France, was supposed to be made known to top German military leaders. ww2dbase [Franz Halder | CPC]
  • Hunted by Royal Navy destroyers, the German-captured US freighter City of Flint entered the harbour of Haugesund, Norway where she was boarded and seized by sailors from the Norwegian minesweeper Tryggvason. ww2dbase [Haugesund | AC]
United Kingdom
  • The British government reduced the nightly blackout regulations by an hour. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • The Cash and Carry clause was introduced in US Statute of Neutrality. ww2dbase [AC]
Photo(s) dated 3 Nov 1939
Greiser speaking at the first Nazi rally in Posen, Germany (Poznan, occupied Poland) after German conquest, 3 Nov 1939

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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