11 Nov 1939

  • The funeral of Czech student Jan Opletal, killed earlier during the Czech independence celebrations, turned into a demonstration, which was crushed by German troops. Czech universities were closed; 1,200 students are sent to camps, and 9 are sentenced to death. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Adolf Hitler attended the funeral of those killed in the staged 8 Nov 1939 assassination attempt in München, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • In a broadcast message to the nation, Queen Elizabeth called on English women to participate in the war effort. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Built by Newport Ship Building in the United States, the 4,576-ton Greek owned Elenor R. struck a mine off the Shambles, Portland on the British south coast. The ship was on her way to Antwerp, Belgium from Rosario, Argentina and sank immediately. The crew were rescued; there were no casualties. ww2dbase [Main Article | HM]

11 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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