This Week in WWII – 2nd Week of September


Assassination attempt on Hitler-General Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord in1939. Canada declares War on Germany. General Gamelin orders a halt to the French advance into Germany.


Long the isolationist with the view that Germany should negotiate with Hitler, Kennedy is quoted in the Boston Globe as, “Democracy is finished in England. It may be here.” Italy invades Egypt.


Bulgaria makes peace with the USSR and declares war on Germany.


Nazi troops occupy Rome. Mussolini declares himself head of fascist government.


Germany launches first V-2 rocket on Britain. Allies enter Germany. Quebec Conference begins.

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