September 2, 1939


September 2, 1939

M. Jean Prussing


What we have feared

assumed dimension and a name;

the long shadow emerges from the wall;

the smoke is flame.

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From The New York Times:

Sept. 2, 1939 — As a result of yesterday’s events, surprising in their swiftness to many who still had hopes that a conflict in Europe might be at the last moment avoided, a state of war now exists between Germany and Poland. Danzig has declared itself, and been accepted by Hitler, as part of the German Reich, and the German Army has attacked Poland and bombarded some of its cities.

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