01 Sep 39: Germany invades Poland. For most European countries, this day marks the beginning of World War II. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0901&s=390901 #WWII

01 Sep 39: Germany invades Poland. For most European countries, this day marks the beginning of World War II. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0901&s=390901 #WWII

The Topeka Daily Capital: Hitler Opens War in Poland Orders Army Meet Force With Force; Starts Offensive Along Polish Border. (Friday, September 1, 1939)

Start of World War II: September 1939-March 1940

The Topeka Daily Capital: Hitler Opens War in Poland Orders Army Meet Force With Force; Starts Offensive Along Polish Border. (Friday, September 1, 1939)

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

German Troops Dismantling a Polish Border Post on September 1, 1939

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German Troops Dismantling a Polish Border Post on September 1, 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

HISTORY IN IMAGES: Pictures Of War, History , WW2: Germany invades Poland, September 1939

A uniformed Polish official comforts a boy whose mother was killed in an air raid on Warsaw, Sept., 1939. The boy himself was in wreckage for 12 hours before rescue crews liberated him. Poor thing :(

A uniformed Polish official comforts a boy whose mother was killed in an air raid on Warsaw, Sept., 1939. The boy himself was in wreckage for 12 hours before rescue crews liberated him. Poor thing :(

Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland, which began 70 years ago today, sparked a conflict in Europe that would eventually become the Eastern front of World War II. Here, German soldiers march through a city. Photo courtesy the National Archives

Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland, which began 70 years ago today, sparked a conflict in Europe that would eventually become the Eastern front of World War II. Here, German soldiers march through a city. Photo courtesy the National Archives

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