Video of the German
Invasion of Poland, 1939. Film shot by invading German
troops. Part 1. Newreel video originally produced by the
U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1943.
German Invasion of Poland
(September 1, 1939-October 6, 1939)--Germany invaded
Poland on September 1, and Britain, France, and Canada,
declared war on Germany on September 3. The Soviet Union
joined the war on Germany's side on September 17, with
the Soviet Invasion of Poland from the east. The
German Invasion of Poland (called Operation Case
White/Unternehmen Fall Weiss by the Germans), marks the
beginning of World War Two in Europe. (NOTE: World War
Two in Asia is generally considered to have begun with
the Japanese Invasion of China in 1937).