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1939 and country
Alicante was the last city loyal to the Republican government to be occupied by dictator Franco's troops on 1 April 1939, and its harbour saw the last Republican government officials fleeing the country.
However, in August 1939, due to the imminence of war and the likelihood of air-raids the Parthenon Sculptures along with Museum's most valued collections were dispersed to secure basements, country houses, Aldwych tube station, the National Library of Wales and a quarry.
Illiteracy, which was 90 – 95 % in rural areas in 1939 went down to 30 % by 1950 and by 1985 it was equal to that of a Western country.
After annexing the Sudetenland border country of Czechoslovakia ( October 1938 ), and taking over the rest of the Czech lands as a protectorate ( March 1939 ), the German Reich and the Soviet Union invaded Poland on first September 1939 predominantly as part of the Wehrmacht operation codenamed Fall Weiss.
The country secured some boundary revisions from 1938 to 1941: In 1938 the First Vienna Award gave back territory from Czechoslovakia, in 1939 Hungary occupied Carpatho-Ukraine.
The lack of sufficient domestic or foreign investment funding precluded by 1939 the level of industrial development necessary for creating modern armed forces for successful self-defense ; because of its strategic and tactical priorities, the ruling establishment had not primarily prepared the country for a major war on the western front.
Despite some insignificant resistance, especially at Durrës, Italy invaded Albania on 7 April 1939 and took control of the country, with the Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini proclaiming Italy's figurehead King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy as King of Albania.
When as a result, Tiso had the Slovak regional government issue a declaration of independence on 14 March 1939, the ensuing crisis in Czech-Slovak relations was used as a pretext to summon the Czecho-Slovak President Emil Hácha to Berlin over his " failure " to keep order in his country.
On the night of 14 – 15 March 1939, Ribbentrop played a key role in the German annexation of the Czech part of Czecho-Slovakia by bullying the Czechoslovak President Hácha into transforming his country into a German protectorate at a meeting in the Reich Chancellery in Berlin.
That same day, on 21 March 1939, Ribbentrop presented a set of demands to the Polish Ambassador Józef Lipski about Poland allowing the Free City of Danzig to return to Germany in such violent and extreme language that it led to the Poles to fear their country was on the verge of an immediate German attack.
Shortly afterwards, false reports spread in mid-March 1939 by the Romanian minister in London, Virgil Tilea, that his country was on the verge of an immediate German attack, led to a dramatic U-turn in British policy of resisting commitments in Eastern Europe.
In part due to Ribbentrop's influence, it has been often observed that Hitler went to war in 1939 with the country he wanted as his ally – namely the United Kingdom – as his enemy, and the country he wanted as his enemy – namely the Soviet Union – as his ally.
After the German invasion of Poland in 1939 the family holdings in that country were gone, and all income from there ceased.
The Polish language became far more homogeneous in the second half of the 20th century, in part due to the mass migration of several million Polish citizens from the eastern to the western part of the country after the Soviet annexation of the Kresy in 1939, and the acquisition of former German territory after World War II.
The USSR and Lithuania concluded a mutual assistance treaty on 10 October 1939, with which the Lithuanian government accepted the presence of Soviet military bases in various parts of the country.
In 1939, in a country which had seemed deeply divided, these promises made it possible for Parliament to agree almost unanimously to declare war.
On September 24, 1939, the Soviet Union threatened Estonia with war unless provided with military bases in the country –- an ultimatum with which the Estonian government complied.
Germany then invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia in 1939, creating the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia and the country of Slovakia.
A branch of the National Theater of Greece expressly instituted in 1939 to tour the country is named " The Wagon of Thespis " ( Greek: Άρμα Θέσπιδος, Árma Théspidos ) in his honour.
The latter became in 1939 the first reigning monarch of Canada to tour the country ( though previous kings had done so before their accession ).
He continued to write novels that were banned ; along with Tropic of Cancer, his Black Spring ( 1936 ) and Tropic of Capricorn ( 1939 ) were smuggled into his native country, building Miller an underground reputation.
In 1939, the ban was extended to cover Austria after Germany's annexation of the country.
When football in the country resumed in 1939, Oviedo were relegated to the second division, as their pitch was deemed unplayable – Francisco Franco's troops had used the stadium as an ammunition dump.

1939 and artists
The rich orchestral accompaniment that became identified with the disco era conjured up the memories of the big band era — which brought out several artists that recorded and disco-ized some big band arrangements including Perry Como, who re-recorded his 1929 and 1939 hit, " Temptation ", in 1975, as well as Ethel Merman, who released an album of disco songs entitled The Ethel Merman Disco Album in 1979.
Using the remainder of the Rockefeller funds, Williams moved to New Orleans in 1939 to write for the Works Progress Administration ( WPA ), a federally funded program begun by President Franklin D. Roosevelt which was created to put people back to work and helped many artists, musicians and writers survive during the Great Depression.
The work of independent artists, such as American novelist John Steinbeck's novels Of Mice and Men ( 1937 ) and The Grapes of Wrath ( 1939 ), and the music of folk singer Woody Guthrie, was also influenced by the crises of the Dust Bowl and the Depression.
Disney first began to negotiate with Harris ' family for the rights in 1939, and by late summer of that year he already had one of his storyboard artists summarize the more promising tales and draw up four boards ' worth of story sketches.
He was one of the best-selling recording artists from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known Big Bands.
When the finished recordings arrived at the studio, a meeting was held on July 14, 1939 to allow the artists working on each segment to listen to Stokowski's arrangements, and suggest alterations in the sound to work more effectively with their designs.
In late 1939, at the beginning of World War II, New York received a great number of major European artists.
Among the artists represented in the collection are, from Italy, De Chirico ( The Red Tower, The Nostalgia of the Poet ) and Severini ( Sea Dancer ); from France, Braque ( The Clarinet ), Duchamp ( Sad Young Man on a Train ), Léger ( Study of a Nude ), Picabia ( Very Rare Picture on Earth ); from Spain, Dalí ( Birth of Liquid Desires ), Miró ( Seated Woman II ) and Picasso ( The Poet, On the Beach ); from other European countries, Brâncuşi ( including a sculpture from the Bird in Space series ), Max Ernst ( The Kiss, Attirement of the Bride ), Giacometti ( Woman with Her Throat Cut, Woman Walking ), Gorky ( Untitled ), Kandinsky ( Landscape with Red Spots, No. 2, White Cross ), Klee ( Magic Garden ), Magritte ( Empire of Light ) and Mondrian ( Composition No. 1 with Grey and Red 1938, Composition with Red 1939 ); and from the US, Calder ( Arc of Petals ) and Pollock ( The Moon Woman, Alchemy ).
The Art & Language group was founded in 1967 / 8 in the United Kingdom by artists Terry Atkinson ( b. 1939 ), David Bainbridge ( b. 1941 ), Michael Baldwin ( b. 1945 ) and Harold Hurrell ( b. 1940 ), four artists who began collaborating around 1966 while teaching art in Coventry.
1939 sheet music cover, " Introduced by Glenn Miller ", Shapiro, Bernstein, and Co., New York. Notable artists who have recorded big-band versions of " In The Mood " include the Joe Loss Orchestra, Xavier Cugat, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Lubo D ' Orio, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Shadows and John Williams with the Boston Pops Orchestra.
From 1939, the castle was also furnished with miscellaneous objects of art, including prehistoric objects ( chiefly arranged by the teaching and research group " Das Ahnenerbe "), objects of past historical eras, and works of contemporary sculptors and painters ( mainly works by such artists as Karl Diebitsch, Wolfgang Willrich, and Hans Lohbeck — that is, art comporting with the aesthetics of National Socialism ).
De Kooning was one of the thirty-eight artists chosen from a general invitation to New York City metropolitan artists to design and paint the 105 public murals at the 1939 New York World ’ s Fair.
A comic strip was published in Knockout ( drawn by Frank Minnitt ) from 1939 to 1958, and then drawn by various other artists until Knockout merged with Valiant, in which comic the strips continued to appear from 23 February 1963 to 16 October 1976.
Between the start of the war in 1939 and the German occupation of France in 1940, Döblin worked for the French ministry of information, writing counter-propaganda texts against Nazi Germany with a group of French Germanists and journalists, as well as artists like Frans Masereel.
The program began in 1939 with ten artists in residence.
In 1939, Manchester Foodship For Spain, a group of artists and activists engaged in sending aid to the people of Spain, exhibited the painting in the HE Nunn & Co Ford automobile showroom in Manchester for two weeks.
Royal Hibernian Academy ( RHA ), submitting a total of 42 canvases from 1925-late 1960s. Engineer's Hall ( 1931 ) with artists Marion King and Olive Cunningham ; a solo exhibition at St Stephen's Green Gallery ( 1934 ); a solo show at the Daniel Egan Gallery, Dublin ( 1936 ), which was repeated in Drogheda ; the Water Colour Society of Ireland ( 1939 ).
On February 25, 1939, the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright visited the studio, and brought with him a copy of the Russian animated movie The Tale of the Czar Durandai ( 1934 ), directed by Ivan Ivanov-Vano, which he showed to the artists, among them Hubley.
Shortly after returning to Turkey, he went to Paris, France where he worked from 1937 to 1939, meeting such famous artists as Gertrude Stein, Tristan Tzara and Picasso.
From 1933 to 1939 he worked and studied under Wright at the studios in Wisconsin and Arizona, alongside other renowned artists and architects like E. Fay Jones and Santiago Martinez Delgado.
The BMA has a long and distinguished record of collecting works by African-American artists that began in 1939 with one of the first exhibitions of African-American art in the country.
After Christman left Scorchy Smith, a succession of artists handled the strip, including Robert Farrell and Frank Robbins, who began signing the strip on May 22, 1939.

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