Richthofen, Baron Ferdinand von (1833-1905), a German geographer. Trained as a geologist, Richthofen studied the geology of the Tyrol and Transylvania before accompanying a German diplomatic mission to the Far East, 1859-62.
WHAT'S INSIDE: WORLD WARS
- World War I
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This World War II timeline highlights key events from June 1943-December 1943. Operation Pointblank was launched in June of 1943, and focused on bombing the source of German airpower. Get details on the Allies' bombing of Nazi Germany, and more.
War Begins. In the early hours of Friday, September 1, 1939, the German armies stormed across the Polish frontierwithout a declaration of war.