WORLD WAR II BEGINS – GERMANY ATTACKS POLAND!
The Topeka Daily Capital
September 1, 1939
On the pretext that Poland had “rejected” his demands for a return of Danzig, Chancellor Adolf Hitler orders the German Army and Luftwaffe to attack Poland–made all the easier by the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact. Hitler grabs the free city of Danzig immediately, and warns foreigners to leave Poland. Front page photos of young Hitler as a Bavarian house painter(!), Benito Mussolini of Italy, and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain. Front page chart showing the relative military strenth of Britain, France, Poland, Germany, Italy, and Russia. Another report states that Hitler is still willing to “negotiate” with Great Britain!
I have found September 1, 1939 newspapers to be about the very toughest WWII issues to locate anywhere. This is the only one we have in stock, and I have no idea whether we’ll ever see another. 20 pp., complete as printed in 1939, and in fine condition. This is one to display!