3 September 1939

September 1939

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General

Britain, France, New Zealand and Australia declare war on Germany

War at Sea

S.S. Athenia torpedoed by a German U-boat north west of Ireland

War in the Air

RAF bombers attack German ships in the Heligoland Bight, without much effect.

Britain

Winston Churchill appointed First Lord of the Admiralty, the post he held at the start of the First World War


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 3 September 1939, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1939_09_03.html
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