This is most likely the first photo of a KIA in World War II. This German soldier was killed on the first day of the German invasion of Poland, September 1, 1939, precisely at Hill 179, near Chojnice.

This is most likely the first photo of a KIA in World War II. This German soldier was killed on the first day of the German invasion of Poland, September 1, 1939, precisely at Hill 179, near Chojnice.

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Several civilian prisoners of war, with arms raised, walk along a road during the German invasion of Poland in September of 1939.

Several civilian prisoners of war, with arms raised, walk along a road during the German invasion of Poland in September of 1939.

Polish nurse caught by the Germans during the invasion of Poland, Sept 1939.

Polish nurse caught by the Germans during the invasion of Poland, Sept 1939.

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A young Polish boy returns to what was his home and squats among the ruins during a pause in the German air raids on Warsaw, Poland, in September of 1939. German attacks lasted until Warsaw surrendered on September 28. One week later, the last of the Polish forces capitulated near Lublin, giving full control of Poland to Germany and the Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Julien Bryan)

A young Polish boy returns to what was his home and squats among the ruins during a pause in the German air raids on Warsaw, Poland, in September of 1939. German attacks lasted until Warsaw surrendered on September 28. One week later, the last of the Polish forces capitulated near Lublin, giving full control of Poland to Germany and the Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Julien Bryan)

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

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

Polish soldiers and a Red Cross nurse captured during the invasion of Poland, 1939.

Polish soldiers and a Red Cross nurse captured during the invasion of Poland, 1939.

The start of Word War II. German invasion of Poland. September '39. German motorized troops on the streets of Warsaw

The start of Word War II. German invasion of Poland. September '39. German motorized troops on the streets of Warsaw

A Polish POW is singled out for punishment at the roll call area (Appellplatz) of Stutthof concentration camp. Stutthof was created directly following the German invasion of Poland. The camp was in operation from the day following the German invasion of Poland and was the last camp liberated by the Allies, on 9 May 1945. The first inmates imprisoned on 2 September 1939 were 150 Polish citizens, arrested on the streets of Danzig right after the outbreak of the war. The inmate population rose…

A Polish POW is singled out for punishment at the roll call area (Appellplatz) of Stutthof concentration camp. Stutthof was created directly following the German invasion of Poland. The camp was in operation from the day following the German invasion of Poland and was the last camp liberated by the Allies, on 9 May 1945. The first inmates imprisoned on 2 September 1939 were 150 Polish citizens, arrested on the streets of Danzig right after the outbreak of the war. The inmate population rose…

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