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Great Britain Declares War on Germany (September 3, 1939)
September 3, 1939

Moment 73: Great Britain Declares War on Germany

Two days after Germany invaded Poland, Prime Minister of Great Britain Neville Chamberlain announced in a radio broadcast to his nation that the United Kingdom, in conjunction with France, was now at war with Germany due to this action.

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