WW2 photo September 1939 ‘Horrors of war in Poland’
Paper on back:
THE HORRORS OF THE WAR IN POLAND
Everywhere on the plains of Poland villages are in flames
TRAMPUS PHOTO 30.9.39
Reproduction authorized, after censor approval, for photo and text.
Slight browning of photo. Photo paper is ‘curved’.
17 x 13.25 cm
Papier sur le dos:
LES HORREURS DE LA GUERRE EN POLOGNE
Partout dans la plaine polonaise les villages sont en flammes
PHOTO TRAMPUS 30.9.39
Reproduction autorisée, visa de la censure, pour le texte et la photo
Photo un peu brunâtre, papier ‘courbé’.
The Invasion of Poland was a joint invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, the Free City of Danzig, the Soviet Union, and a small Slovak contingent, that marked the beginning of World War II in Europe. The German invasion began on 1 September 1939, one week after the signing of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, while the Soviet invasion commenced on 17 September following the Molotov-Tōgō agreement that terminated the Russian and Japanese hostilities in the east on 16 September. The campaign ended on 6 October with Germany and the Soviet Union dividing and annexing the whole of Poland under the terms of the German-Soviet Frontier Treaty.