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This Day in WWII 28 January 1941 - 1945 *1932


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1941: French General Charles DeGaulle's Free French forces sack south Libya oasis.

1942: Timoshenko’s offensive in the Ukraine slows down after a 60-mile thrust.

1942: German forces recapture Benghazi.

janerussell1.jpg Jane Russell

1943: The whole of the German workforce is mobilised for ‘total war’. All men aged 16-65 and women aged 17- 50 to be registered.

1944: To make clear their displeasure about ongoing assistance to the Nazi war effort by Francisco Franco's Spain, the United States and Britain announce a total oil embargo of the country. With Spanish life grinding to a virtual standstill, Franco agrees finally to cease supplying the Germans with critical war materials and to withdraw the last Spanish troops fighting with the Germans in Russia. By May, the embargo is lifted.

1944: The Red Army succeeds in encircling several German divisions in the area of Cherkassy.

EleanorParker.jpg Eleanor Parker

1945: The Ardennes salient is finally eradicated.

1945: The first convoy for three years reaches China through Burma.

1945: Chiang Kai-shek renames the Ledo-Burma Road the Stilwell Road, in honor of General Joseph Stilwell.

*1932: The Japanese attack Shanghai, China, and declare martial law.

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1941: French General Charles DeGaulle's Free French forces sack south Libya oasis.

Wow! That must have been a really rough fight, what with all those Bedouins running around , camels screaming, and only water to drink! Ah, well, maybe the next Oasis will have some Vin Ordinaire, non?

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1941: French General Charles DeGaulle's Free French forces sack south Libya oasis.

Wow! That must have been a really rough fight, what with all those Bedouins running around , camels screaming, and only water to drink! Ah, well, maybe the next Oasis will have some Vin Ordinaire, non?

You sure that wasn't Bedouins screaming and camels running around? :D

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