In September 1939, Germany invaded Poland in cooperation with the Soviet Union, and war in Europe followed. The French and British did not declare war at first, hoping they could persuade Hitler through appeasement, but Hitler did not respond. The United Kingdom and France declared war.
September 1: German invasion of Poland. British give German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop an ultimatum: all German forces out Poland or war will be declared.
September 3: 9am British ambassador to Berlin gives Nazi govt message "unless not later than 11 A.M., British Summer Time, to-day 3rd September, satisfactory assurances to the above effect have been given by the German Government and have reached His Majesty's Government in London, a state of war will exist between the two countries as from that hour."
September 3: 11am Britain declares war on Germany.
September 3: 12.03pm first British plane bound for German airspace airborne.
September 17: Soviet Union invades Poland.
Looks like the person writing that text for wikipedia knew **** all.
No they were not invited as they were no longer needed to die for others. Carol
Liar. Free Polish forces were invited to the Victory Parade.
In the final stage of WW2 there were 600 000 Polish soldiers fighting in both alliance and soviet army plus there were also 300 000 Polish home army soldiers. Even if we take your 400 000 figure as a valid one (I really don’t have the time to question your figures) there were 700 000 polish soldiers fighting at the final stage of WWII.
Through out the WWII there were over 2 000 000 Poles under arms fighting.
600,000 plus 300,000 equals more than 2,000,000? Nice maths.
Even if your 600,000 and 300,000 figures are accurate, that still means Poland was the eighth biggest army, not the fourth biggest as was originally claimed.
And let's not forget that at least 89,000 Poles fought for the Nazis.