Germany invades Poland

Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, begining World War II. Quickly overruning Polish border defenses, German forces advanced towards Warsaw, the Polish capital city. This footage from German newsreels shows German forces in action during the invasion of Poland. Warsaw surrendered on September 28, 1939.


[Music] The retreating enemy is granted no peace. They are followed closely by our swift troops. [Music]


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