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Timeline; 1939

This year saw what most people (except for the Americans) regard as the start of World War 2. The dispute over the date is justified, because the first battle occured back in 1936, while America didn't get really drawn into this war until 1941.

However the generally accepted date for the official start of this war was when England declared war on Germany.

The Nazi regime in Germany uses the Turkish genocide of 1915 as a model for its own genocidal policies.

In mainland Greece 600 tablets of Linear B, which helped Michael Ventris decipher the language.

The Actors John Cleese and Claudia Cardinale were born this year.

We also know of some short stories which were written this year.

There were also some books and movies created this year.

last modified 03:40 2005/10/04