Wednesday, September 01, 2010

The German Invasion of Poland September 1, 1939

The German Invasion of Poland September 1, 1939German infantry equipped with MG 34 marching on during the Invasion of Poland. Screenhot taken from the 1943 United States Army propaganda film Divide and Conquer (Why We Fight #3) directed by Frank Capra and partially based on, news archives, animations, restaged scenes and captured propaganda material from both sides.
The invasion began on September 1, 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, and ended October 6, 1939 with Germany and the Soviet Union dividing and annexing the whole of Poland.

Date: 1939 (event), 1943 (film). Source: Divide and Conquer (Why We Fight #3) Public Domain (U.S. War Department) Author: Frank Capra (film) Permission: No restrictions.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States Federal Government under the terms of Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 105 of the US Code.

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