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====September the 1st 1939, Germany invaded Poland. Poland was defeated in weeks of the invasion. The German army attacked with over 2000 tanks and 1000 planes, they broke through polish defenses along the border and made their way to Warsaw in a massive attack. After weeks of harsh battling Warsaw surrendered to Germans on September the 27th 1939.
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Britain and France being along Poland’s border, had declared war on Germany in September the 3rd. In October Germany expanded Poland’s former territories along German’s eastern border: West Prussia, Poznan, Upper Silesia, and the former Free City of Danzig. The rest of the German – occupied Poland was organized as the General Gouvernemnt under civilian governor general, the Nazi party lawyer, Hans Frank. Nazi Germany occupied the last of Poland when they invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941. Poland remained under German occupation until January 1945 when the Capital city Warsaw officially falls to the advancing Soviet Army.
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