How many people remember where they were when the most destructive war in history began on the 1st of September 1939? 04.40hrs 1st of September 1939 - Luftwaffe bombers level three quarters of the Polish border town of Wielun. Within five minutes one thousand two hundred people die. Once upon a time there was a man. 04.45hrs 1st of September 1939 - The Kriegsmarine battle-cruiser Schleswig-Holstein, moored in the Port of Danzig, opened fire on the Polish military transport depot across the river at Westerplatte. He wasn't a very moral man. In fact he thought he had no moral core at all. That way he could con, thieve, and enjoy the pleasures of the flesh to his heart's content without a single pang of conscience: which was quite convenient. Thanks to his lack of moral fibre this young man was able steal $50 million in gold bullion before his 28th birthday. 0800hrs 1st of Septem ...