In 1939, no one knew what we would celebrate today. How did it begin?
On 1 September Poland was attacked by Nazi Germany and Slovakia. On the same day, Slovak troops crossed the Polish border in the strength of three divisions. They followed the German troops. One of the soldiers of our army Július Lukáč from Michalovce fell. (article right)
Soviet Union invaded Poland September 17. Within a month, after the war, on September 28, Warsaw surrendered. According to an article from the popularist newspaper of October 1939, the Romanian press is under the impression of a German-Russian agreement. The alliance of Germany and the USSR lasted almost 2 years.
* * * I wonder if the photo link will copy over. It is from a Slovak regional history page on Facebook, and the posting above is a Google translation of the posting.
It is interesting that several other people, elsewhere, mention the celebrations of May 8, "the freeing from the most gruesome government" according to this German facebook link: