Today in History: Britain and France declare war on Nazi Germany over invasion of Poland (1939)

On Sept. 3 of 1939, in a tight corner, British and French leaders found the courage of their convictions and declared war on Nazi Germany over its invasion of Poland.

  • DMB

    It’s time for Britain, France and the rest of Europe to declare war with ISIS over the invasion of there nations and with the treasonous politicians that allowed them to come in.

    • tom_billesley

      No need. IS has already declared war.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It would have been too little, too late if it weren’t for Churchill.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I’m beginning to have second doubts about Churchill and the general morality of the UK’s prosecution of WWII and their actions that lead up to WWII.
      I’m not letting Hitler off the hook, but I think a lot less of Churchill than I did a few months ago.

  • Doug Kursk

    My Grandfather, a rather older soldier of 45 (a panzer officer on loan to a training battalion…) was on maneuvers close to the Polish border when the regiment was quickly directed down a country road.

    His first knowledge of the invasion of Poland came when he whizzed past the Polish border post on route to the regiments’s objective.

    By 6 p.m. his crew had claimed a total of 2 armoured cars, 2 infantry lorries and an anti-tank gun. Their first casualties came in the evening, when the war ended for their company commander and his driver, who were both killed when their motorcycle and side car combo missed a turn and collided with large trees, just outside of the village they were to reconnoiter for their billets for the night.