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World War II - 80 Years On

A remembrance thread.

September 1, 1939, from Wikipedia,

"Nazi Germany and Slovakia invade Poland, beginning the European phase of World War II."

"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)."

"Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people."

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My grandfather was a Pearl Harbor survivor. I would listen to his stories about seeing everything unfold from a distance and I can't even begin to imagine how horrifying of an experience that must have been.



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September 2, 1939, from Wikipedia,

"Following the start of the invasion of Poland the previous day, the Free City of Danzig (now Gdańsk, Poland) is annexed by Nazi Germany."

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My great Grandaddy and his 4 brothers fought overseas in the war. Only he and his younger brother returned.
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Both my grandfathers fought for Germany, one died at Stalingrad and the other one was an american prisoner for a while. I know that the one who died in Russia didn't want to go to war, the other one was a total supporter of the Nazi party.
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September 3, 1939, from Wikipedia,

"France, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany after the invasion of Poland, forming the Allies."

"The United Kingdom and France begin a naval blockade of Germany that lasts until the end of the war. This also marks the beginning of the Battle of the Atlantic."

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My maternal grandfather was a guerrilla fighting against the Japanese during WW2, it's such a shame he died way too soon when I was very young to have shared some of his stories to me. My grandmother told me that while he fought for his country he absolutely hated war and killing other people just like my paternal grandfather who didn't talk to me much about WW2 but whenever it is mentioned I can see the pain in his eyes. The only things he did tell me was that war is ugly and we should never romanticize it, the sum total of humanity's ugliness is in full display during a war.

80 years after that, with all of the tension around West Philippine Sea/South China Sea and the rest of the world, I fear that history might repeat itself and this time I may have to live through it. It's such a scary thought to begin with.


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My great Grandaddy and his 4 brothers fought overseas in the war. Only he and his younger brother returned.
that was the sad thing about larger families being sent to war, the more that went, the more likely that at least one of them wernt coming back. Can't imagine that kind of worry tbh. Watching all your sons head off to fight, constantly knowing that they are in danger every single day and might not even come back at all.

I believe this was a reason why they tried to split families up and send them to different places in WW2, to minimise the chances of entire groups of families being killed like WW1.
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Throwback to when an American on here thought Pearl Harbour was the start of WW2:

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jesus christ...

September 4, 1939, from Wikipedia,

"William J. Murphy commands the first Royal Air Force attack on Germany."

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