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This Day in WWII 2 March 1940 - 1945


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cv030242.jpg Ginger Rogers

1940: British India liner Domala bombed in English Channel, killing 100 people.

1941: The RAF launches a heavy raid against Cologne.

1941: Germany Twelfth Army moves into Bulgaria. Great Britain breaks off diplomatic relations with Bulgaria.

GingerRogers.jpg Ginger Rogers

1942: Churchill declares that the Tirpitz is 'the most important naval vessel in the situation today' and believes her destruction would 'profoundly affect the course of the war'.

1942: General Wavell reassumes post as C-in-C India and Burma. Burma is now cut off from the Southwest Pacific.

1942: The Dutch take supreme command of all allied forces in Southwest Pacific.

estherwilliams1.jpg Esther Williams

1943: The center of Berlin is bombed by the RAF. Some 900 tons of bombs are dropped in a half hour.

1943: Germans begin a withdrawal from Tunisia, Africa.

1943: The Battle of the Bismarck Sea opens Northeast of New Guinea. A Japanese convoy is attacked by USAAF B25 bombers, which sink 12 ships.

cadillac-p38.jpg Wartime Cadillac Ad

1945: The RAF launches a heavy attack (300 bombers) against Mannheim, causing a devastating firestorm.

1945: Armored spearheads of the US Ninth Army reach the Rhine near Neuss. The U.S. Third Army captures Trier on the Moselle.

1945: After 14 days of fierce fighting, the 503rd Regimental Combat Team - the "Rock Force" - raised the American Flag in the presence of General MacArthur at the Topside Barracks on Corregidor in the Philippines.

1101420302_400.jpg General Yamashita (READ COVER STORY)

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Ginger in hip waders ... kinky!

Actually, she looks great in that outdoor shot. That second picture, however, is downright scandalous! :lol:

There was that short period of time, just before the film censorship regulations were created, when pretty women in Hollywood films were able to get away with wearing next to nothing.

This era of films are now collectively referred to as the pre-code films [Wikipedia]. The stuff they got away with back in the "good ol' days" would make folks today blush.

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