1939- Germany Invades Poland

WWII Begins in Europe

Whats the Big Deal?!

One day in 1939 Germany bombarded Poland by land and air. Hitler wanted revenge of the lost territory and to rule Poland. WWII began because of this.

Background Information

The German invasion of Poland was a prep on how Hitler intended to wage war–which would eventually become the “blitzkrieg” strategy. This was made by extensive bombing early on to destroy the enemy’s air capacity, railroads, communication lines, and munitions dumps, latter followed by a big land invasion with large numbers of troops, tanks, and artillery. When the German forces had made their way through, devastating a swath of territory, infantry moved in, picking off any remaining resistance.
Germany Invades Poland (1939)

Impact on America

The starting of WWII effected the world. It got a lot of countries involved and it got America involved and being involved made journalists and writers want to write news stories and books.