17 Nov 1939
  • U-36 set sail for Basis Nord, a secret base on the Kola Peninsula in northern Russia provided by the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Supreme Allied War Council approved a plan for British and French war production. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Plans were made for British and French troops to move into Belgium to counter a possible German invasion, but reconnaissance parties were denied entry into Belgium to avoid provoking Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
China
  • Japanese troops landed at Fangcheng and Beihai in Guangxi Province, China. ww2dbase [CPC]
Czechoslovakia
  • Massive Czech student uprising resulted in executions of 9 student leaders, the closing of Czech colleges and universities, and the movement of over 1,000 students to concentration camps. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]

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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