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Diary October 24, 1939

German foreign minister Ribbentrop signs Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
On August 23rd the Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact and secret agreement on partition of Eastern Europe was signed by German foreign minister Ribbentrop, Soviet foreign minister Molotov (background, left) and Stalin (right). It followed the ‘Treaty of Frontier Regulation and Friendship’ on September 29th and finally the trade agreement, which made the Allied blockade of Germany without any major effect.
War Diary for Tuesday, October 24, 1939:

Politics

Russo-German trade agreement: USSR to supply 1 M. tonnes of grain and fodder.

Occupied countries

Poland: Arrival in Paris of large hoard of Polish gold smuggled from Warsaw via Romania and Syria.

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