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This Day in WWII 14 March 1939 - 1945 *1936


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1939: The Nazis dissolve the republic of Czechoslovakia.

1942: US troops arrive in Australia in force.

1943: The Germans armored forces recapture Kharkov.

1943: The Krakow Ghetto is liquidated.

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1943: The Royal Navy Submarine Thetis, now renamed Thunderbolt is sunk by the Italian corvette Cicogna, off Sicily.

1944: The British are forced to withdraw towards Imphal in Assam, while fighting a bitter rearguard action.

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1945: RAF Bomber Command make its first use of the 22,000lb ‘Grand Slam’ bomb, wrecking the Bielefeld viaduct.

1945: The US 15th Air Force, taking off from Italian airfields, launches a heavy raid (500 bombers) against Regensburg, while the RAF attacks Wuppertal with 400 aircraft.

1945: The U.S. Third Army crosses the Moselle, Southwest of Koblenz.

1945: German counterattacks to recapture the oilfields near Lake Balaton come to an end. The Red Army cuts all communications between Königsberg and the German forces fighting in the Braunsberg pocket.

1945: U.S. troops begin mopping up on Iwo Jima and launch heavy attacks in the North of the island.

*1936: Adolf Hitler tells a crowd of 300,000 that Germany's only judge is God and itself.

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