Continuing its attack on Czechoslovakia from the previous year, the German army enters the remaining Czech lands in March 1939. Slovakia breaks away to become an independent state.

“I was nine years old in 1939 when the German army rolled across the Austrian border into our town. It was a grim day. The scenery was full of armoured trucks, tanks, soldiers in dark green uniforms and the occasional low-flying airplane. With them, the Germans brought their dreadful Nazi ideology. ”

John Freund