On 10 February 1935, Benito Mussolini mobilised two divisions.
23 February 1935, Benito Mussolini began to send large numbers of troops to Eritrea
and Italian Somaliland. These were the Italian colonies that bordered Ethiopia
to the Northeast and Southeast respectively. There was little international protest
to this build-up.
The prototype Heinkel
medium bomber made its maiden flight on 25 February 1935 with test
pilot Gerhard Nitschke. Adolf
orders the Luftwaffe to be re-formed on 26 February 1935, breaching
the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles, with Hermann
as its Commander-in-Chief. Walther Wever accepted the role of
the Chief of Air Staff and Erhard
became the Secretary of State for Air. The autonomous branch started
off with 1,888 aircraft and 20,000 men.
Robert Watson-Watt carries out
a demonstration on 26th of February 1935 near Daventry which leads directly to
the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom. Go To: March
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