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"From 05:45, we are answering the fire!"
Berlin, around 05:50 hours
The Chicago Daily Tribune correspondent Sigrid Schultz, who listened to Hitler's announcement on the radio, begins calling her American reporters colleagues and informing them of the news.
Berlin, just before six o'clock
William Shirer is awakened by the phone. Sigrid Schultz responds and says: "It happened!" Tired, Shirer, who has just slept an hour and a half, says: "Thank you, Sigrid," and barely leaves the bed.
In Dirschau (south of Danzig/Gdansk), at 06:10 hours
The Polish sappers have repaired the ignition cables of the explosive charges on the Vistula bridges that were damaged by the Stuka and blew up the pillar of the west bridge. Both the railroad and the road that crosses the Vistula are severely damaged.
In Dirschau (south of Danzig/Gdansk), around 06:12 hours
Despite the fierce fighting, the Polish soldiers ignite the explosive charges on the pillar of the eastern bridge of the Vistula bridges.
Westerplatte, 06:22 hours
The Marinesturmkompanie (assault company) reports to the "Schleswig-Holstein" the failure of the surprise attack: "Losses too high, we are going back". The Linienschiff opens the fire again.
Berlin, at seven o'clock
Gray and heavy, the sky looms over the capital of the Reich. William Shirer notes that men normally work at a construction site in front of their hotel. But the streets seem "desolate", as the correspondent of "Neue Zürcher Zeitung" points out.
Danzig/Gdansk, around 07:30 hours
By telegram to Hitler The Gauleiter of NSDAP, Albert Forster, issued by his own authority a "Constitution" for Danzig. The telegram says: "I ask you, my Führer, in the name of Danzig and his people, to consent to this constitution and carry out the reintegration into the German Reich according to the laws of the Reich." Hitler accepts by telegram.
Berlin, around eight o'clock
Columns of SS and SA men march through the Unter den Linden and the Wilhelmstrasse to form an honor guard. It extends from the Chancellery of the Reich to the Krolloper (Opera Kroll), seat of the Reichstag.
In Berlin, at the same time
The Swedish businessman and negotiator Birger Dahlerus arrives at the special train of Hermann Goering, who has been conducting negotiations with Great Britain for days. Dahlerus finds the second man of the Third Reich "remarkably depressed."
Danzig/Gdańsk, at 08:30 hours
The NSDAP Gauleiter Albert Forster informs the High Commissioner of the League of Nations for the Free City of Danzig, the Swiss Carl Jacob Burckhardt, who is now "a persona non grata". He must leave the city within half an hour.
Border between Germany and Poland, around nine o'clock
On a broad front, German troops have invaded the neighboring country. In many places it was fought fiercely, in other places, the advance almost found no resistance.
Source: https://www.welt.de/geschichte/zweiter- ... ossen.html
Cheers. Raúl M
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.