June 8th, 1939 (THURSDAY)
UNITED KINGDOM: The minelayer HMS Welshman is commissioned.
The Westland Lysander Army Co-Operation aircraft makes its first flight at Yeovil.
U.S.A.: Ousted Czech
Eduard Beneš addresses the Czechoslovak Legions in Chicago Illinois. Beneš
ended his speech emphasizing the return to Czechoslovakia, "I overlay, dear
friends, this evening and this speech with a promise, that we all in lands
outside Czechoslovakia in faithfulness and unity, with valour and with faith will
endure to the end. This end means the renewal of our Czechoslovak democracy and
independence, which will come, even when the strongest powers of hell join to
fight against us, because truth and justice are on our side and because we
believe, with Masaryk, that in the end, truth will be prevail."
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