1939 – BLITZKRIEG IN POLAND … AND FOR OZ & NZ THE ‘PHONY WAR’ (ASP V3N6)

Part 2 of our series on how WWII unfolded for Australia and New Zealand – and the stamps and covers that tell the tale. Last issue we followed Hitler’s rise to power, the origins of the European war, Japan’s ominous threat in the background, views on “the home front” and the refusal of the Nazi regime to heed the British ultimatum to stop its invasion of Poland. We now trace events in September and October/November, 1939.