The Great Events of the Second World War, Day-by-Day
"You only have to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down." - Adolf Hitler
On September 1st, 1939, Hitler's Army crossed into Poland to mark the start of World War 2. The event forced the British, French and others into war. Hitler's forces used fast-moving tactics to put the hapless Allies on the defensive. The rest of the world now awaited the fallout from the events engulfing Mainland Europe - a fallout soon destined to overtake the globe.