The outbreak of world war two in Welwyn Hatfield - 70 years on

TOMORROW marks the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two. Speaking on radio on the morning of September 3, 1939 – two days after German forces had invaded Poland – Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced the deadline of the British

TOMORROW marks the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War Two.

Speaking on radio on the morning of September 3, 1939 - two days after German forces had invaded Poland - Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced the deadline of the British ultimatum for the withdrawal of Nazi troops had expired and "consequently this nation is at war with Germany".

In a special feature in today's Welwyn & Hatfield Times, our war correspondent Simon Wesson delves into the archives to find out how our borough reacted to the onset of the conflict.

And you can also read issues of the (then-called) Welwyn Times from September 1939, in special e-edition format. Click on the links below.

Read the Welwyn Times from September 7, 1939 here �Read the Welwyn Times from September 14, 1939 here �


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