7 Nov 1939
  • Belgium and Dutch Crowns stated their neutrality and offer to act as negotiators for peace, which was rejected by Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Adolf Hitler postponed the decision for the western invasion; the next date of decision was to be 9 Nov 1939. ww2dbase [Invasion of France and the Low Countries | TH]
  • Hermann Göring met with American journalists at the Soviet embassy in Berlin, Germany and mocked the quality and quantity of the US-built aircraft that would soon arrive in Britain. ww2dbase [Hermann Göring | Berlin | CPC]
  • Herbert Norkus was launched prematurely by Blohm und Voss in Hamburg, Germany to make way for submarine construction. ww2dbase [Blohm und Voss | Herbert Norkus | Hamburg | CPC]
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7 Nov 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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