In my opinion, WW2 didn't start in September
1939 with the invasion of Poland but rather built up to it slowly for
20 years following the end of WW1. Then the pace picked up a bit when
the "Bad Guys" started feeling cocky because of world complacency
and slowly got the ball rolling for World War part 2. The first to start
any serious fighting were the Spanish. We know how that went, it was
the first big win for the fascists.
“You can go proudly. You are history. You are legend. You are the heroic example of democracy, solidarity and universality. We shall not forget you, and when the olive tree of peace puts forth its leaves again . . . come back! And all of you will find the love and gratitude of the whole Spanish people who, now and in the future, will cry out with all their hearts: ‘Long live the heroes of the International Brigades'"
Frank Glasgow Tinker
Harold Evans Dahl
(according to Dahl, 5 confirmed & 4 unconf.)
|* Bosko Petrovic (Yugoslvavian)||
(KIA in 1937)
|* Bunji Yoshiyama||
25 - 20