20 Dec 1937
  • Arashio was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German Great War General Erich Ludendorff dies in Munich, Germany. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The Japanese Domei News Agency reported that life in Nanjing, China, which was recently captured by Japanese troops, was returning to normal, and refugees who had fled the city prior and during the battle were starting to return. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The British Royal Navy issued the order for the light cruiser to be named HMS Mauritius. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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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"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939