Germany’s Accidental Early Start of World War 2 – The Jablunkov incident

On September 1, 1939, Germany launched their invasion into Poland marking the beginning of World War II. Among those units invading Poland was that of Lieutenant Hans-Albrecht Herzner. But when he phoned his superior boasting of his captured objectives, he was met with a different reply than he expected. Because it was the early morning of August 26th, one week before the official invasion of Poland. Lieutenant Hans-Albrecht Herzner and his 70 soldiers accidentally nearly started the Second World War one week too early.

House of History

Hans-Albrecht Herzner (* 6. Februar 1907 in Potsdam; † 3. September 1942 in Hohenlychen).

Hans-Albrecht Herzner – Wikipedia

Battle of Annaberg – Germany and Poland Fight Over Silesia

Hitler watching German soldiers march into Poland in September 1939

German Victory Parade in Warsaw 1939

Hitler attends a Wehrmacht victory parade in Warsaw on 5 October 1939

The Polish Atrocities Against The German Minority In Poland…!

Hans Schadewaldt – The Polish Atrocities against the German Minority in Poland

Polish atrocities against Germans

United States War Department – The German Campaign In Poland: September 1 To October 5, 1939…! (PDF)

How Germans Viewed Their Invasion and Occupation of Poland

About National Socialism, Pan-European Nationalism, Waffen SS and Hitler Worshiping.

About Pan-European Nationalism and Waffen SS Worshiping

Hitler and the East

Generalplan Ost

About National Socialism

German Soldiers of World War II: Why They Were the Best, and Why They Still Lost

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