Photo: Hitler inspects German troops invading Poland
I hadn't realised the oddity of the Australian Government selecting 3 September as the date to celebrate War in the Pacific Day until I realised that 3 September actually marked the start of the Second World War.
On 1 September German troops invaded Poland following a staged incident to provide a nominal justification. In response, Britain and France declared war on 3 September. The Dominions including Australia followed with independent declarations on the same day.
How very odd that the significance of the date has not been recognised in Australia. I may have missed it, but I have not seen a single story.