A remembrance thread.
The problem about this: WWII started years before with Italy invading Ethopia, Japan conquering Manchuria and the spanish civil war. Nazi-germany taking over Austria and destroying Czech republic step by step is another important thing before September 39. Especially the deconstruction of the Czechoslovakia helped the nazis a lot. It is a shame they could do that without any harm. Poor Czechs!
September 1, 1939, from Wikipedia,
"Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II."
Like I said: the european phase began years before by the exactly (Hitler, Mussolini) same people! Without the destruction and annexion of big parts of Czechoslovakia, there had not been a Slovakian puppet state.
"Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Armed Forces (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization)."
What shall that be about? Who gives a shit about Henri Guisan outside Switzerland? Sorry, but that makes me angry.
Nazis washed and cleaned their ugly money and gold in switzerland. Guess where they got it from they years before! Attacking switzerland was maybe planed in theory somewhere, but never a serious planed campaign.
September 10, 1939, from Wikipedia,
"Canada declares war on Germany, joining the Allies: Poland, France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia."
The poor polish people were left alone and got like no help. The necessary attack on the westside of nazi-germany didn`t happen. The french people called 39 to 40 the "strange war", because nothing happened at their border and like nobody (french people) died. So it sounds nice to give Poland a big lists of allies, but these allies did nothing(!) for Poland at that time and later. After the war Poland lost territories on their east side to get some territory from east-germany on the west side. Also they had to become a communist satellite state.
All this "allies" thing were empty words for Poland. No western country helped them, their territory was "redesigned" and then they were thrown at the communists after the war. Poor Poland!
I am curious, if you will mention what happened on september 17, when three sovjet armies invaded(!) poland from the east.
Not even starting about the war crimes which already happened the first "10" days on polish territory and the years before somewhere else, especially to civil people.
But hey, Canada was part of the Allies in September 39, that is important ...
I guess you come from a good place, but this kind of remembrance (Swiss semi-mobilizing army, New Zealand joining allies) just makes me throwing up. Czech resistance fighters did more to stop the nazis, then half of the countries in the "allies" list in early 45.