Entering their fourth year of war against Japan, Chinese military forces were strengthening their air force, producing their own armaments, and training their officers in the methods of modern war. Here, Chinese cadets in full battle dress, they favor the German type of steel helmet, on parade somewhere in China, on July 11, 1940.
Heinrich Himmler & Jochen Peiper at Wawel Castle, Kraków (1940)
Joachim von Ribbentrop meets Russian Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov in Berlin. Molotov was initially sent by Stalin to discuss the USSR’s willingness to become a part of the Axis. Nov 1940.