February 17 – U.S. bombers destroy Japanese warships and aircraft in Operation Hailstone, a night radar attack on the Truk Islands Japan announces its withdrawal from the League of Nations after the adoption of a resolution declaring the Japanese occupation of Manchuria illegal 1 September – Adolf Hitler launches a massive attack on Poland, with tanks crossing the border and airstrikes on Warsaw 9 April – the German invasion of Norway the world`s first air attack, with troops arriving by plane to attack Oslo and Stavanger airports on 7 June – the last Allied troops withdrew from Norway and left the country entirely in the hands of its German occupiers on 27 August: the He-178, designed by Hans von Ohain, became the first jet thruster to fly, with a five-minute test flight lasting 29 minutes , and holds a champagne reception with Goebbels as the main guest colleges that continued in one way or another were the happiest; others were effectively closed because their buildings were reclaimed by the army. One of these colleges was Brasenose. During World War I, the university was used as a military baton, but students who had not gone into combat stayed at the university next to the soldiers. During World War II, however, the university buildings were repaired only 10 days after the war. The students were transferred to the Church of Christ and even ordered to attend divine services, the chapel of Brasenose being closed to students during the war. Meanwhile, the university was used as different schools for military personnel and officers, and later in the war on the medical profession. A skeleton stick, including a handful of fellows and the College-Bursar, remained in the residence. The furniture was sent to other colleges, especially women`s schools, which did not suffer such a large student population. Brasenose was ready for war: university officials ensured against the bombing (which they had declared a year after the war during the First World War) and the cellars were emptied and reinforced to use as bomb shelters; Finally, there was no reason to believe that Oxford would end up being so clearly spared from the airstrikes. Brasenose`s military was notoriously light when it came to university silver covers. It wasn`t easy to navigate. The recordings show signs of delicate altercations: Thus, Brasenose tried to feed his military hosts for the first 6 weeks after moving in, but then gave up and asked them to get their own food with army money.

Similarly, the chapel was open one Sunday a month, but they had to pay for the heating themselves. Soldiers removed furniture, held dogs and went — monstrous — on the grass of quad bikes. And they pinched the spoons, and the Bursar wrote to an adjur: „I close an account for cutlery, dishes, etc., which were not returned and were probably lost or broken. It shows a very sad image, not what I expected when the university borrowed the Chattels. But in most cases, the tensions weren`t too high – and yet the quads, no matter how the furniture was scratched and the silver cutlery was exhausted, the people of Brasenose must have been glad that these reinforced cellars never needed. 20 November – 22 German defendants are on trial in Nuremberg, accused of war crimes 21 August – Ribbentrop flies to Moscow to sign a non-aggression pact with Molotov and withdraw an ally to Britain and France 20 July – Adolf Hitler escapes the death of a Claus bomb from Stauffenberg on 22 June – the ceasefire leaves France with the southern part of the country , with a new capital in Vichy 13 August – the Battle of Britain reaches its most intense phase, with 1500 German planes involved in a single attack of the day October – Adolf Hitler asks for territory across the Polish corridor to unite Germany with East Prussia April – Adolf Hitler organizes a burnt earthly policy inside the Allemagn