WWII Started 80 years ago today

Blackleaf

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It stared on 1st September and ended on 2nd September.

World War Two: German president asks Poland to forgive Nazi ‘tyranny’

BBC News
1 September 2019

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has asked Poland's forgiveness for Nazi "tyranny", 80 years on from the start of World War Two.

Mr Steinmeier and other world leaders are in Poland to commemorate the outbreak of the conflict.

Speaking in the capital, Warsaw, Mr Steinmeier apologised for the "horrific war" unleashed by Germany.

"This war was a German crime," he said in a speech.

His Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, and US Vice-President Mike Pence also delivered speeches in front of crowds and heads of state on Pilsudski Square.

Mr Duda denounced Nazi Germany's attack as "an act of barbarity", while Mr Pence praised Polish people, saying they "never lost hope".

Earlier on Sunday, two other commemorative events were held in the cities of Wielun and Gdansk, where the first German attacks of the war happened.


Mr Steinmeier and Mr Duda lit candles at a commemorative memorial

"Wielun was to show what kind of war it would be, that it would be a total war, a war without rules, a destructive war," Mr Duda said.


Wielun was the first Polish city bombed by Germany during World War Two

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49541111
 
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Curious Cdn

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These days, yeah. Only 15 KT and 21 KT nominal yield, respectively.
Our standard warhead these days is 300 KT, with 1.2 MT and 5.6 MT as the big ones.
There are larger ones about in the world. I suppose that smaller warheads the fit on cruise missiles, MIRVs, light torpedos and in backpacks are all the rage, these days.