NAZI PARTY EVENTS: THE 'REICHSPARTY DAY OF HONOUR', NUREMBERG, GERMANY, SEPTEMBER 1936
Heinkel He 51s fly in formation as part of events at the 'Reichsparty Day of Honour' at Nuremberg. The 'day of honour' was actually held between 8 and 14 September. Four Nazi flags can be seen and several people are visible in the foreground, watching the flypast.
The Second World War was the most destructive conflict in human history. Years of international tension and aggressive expansion by Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany culminated in the German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939. Britain and France declared war on Germany two days later.