War Diary September 9, 1939

Polish cavalry charges 1939

Polish cavalry charges.

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, September 9, 1939:


BATTLE OF THE BZURA: major Polish counter-attack across river Bzura, West of Warsaw, develops into largest battle in the campaign (ends September 15).
4th Panzer Division attempts to storm Warsaw outer defences but loses 60 tanks.
Polish CinC, Marshal Smigly-Rydz, sends desperate appeal to General Gamelin, French CinC, for decisive action on Western Front.

Sea War

First BEF troop convoy crosses English Channel (at night).

Home Fronts

France: Identity Cards made obligatory.
Germany: Göring broad­casts: scoffs at RAF leaflet raids and calls for Anglo-German peace agreement.

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