Today in World War II History—September 3, 1939 and 1944
80 Years Ago—September 3, 1939: Great Britain, France, Australia, and India declare war on Germany.
Winston Churchill becomes First Lord of the Admiralty, his WWI post.
In North Atlantic, German submarine U-30 sinks British liner Athenia (112 killed, including 69 women, 16 children, and 28 Americans).
75 Years Ago—Sept. 3, 1944: Nazis deport Anne Frank and her family on the last transport from Westerbork transit camp in the Netherlands to Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Free French troops take Lyon, France.
British troops take Brussels, Belgium.