Great Strategic Turning Points in World War 2

War Declared by Great Britain and France

The deadliest war began with the Hitler’s invasion of Poland with a silent pact with the Soviets. In response to the Hitler’s foray, allies of Great Britain and France declared war on Germany in 1939.


Hitler and other high German officers watch a long line of Nazi soldiers marching through the mud of Poland after Germany attacked Poland in the morning hours of September 1, 1939. (Photo by © CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

The unanticipated action diverted the over-confident Hitler from his grand plan to occupy Poland and Russia.

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