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This Day in WWII 26 March 1941 - 1945 *1938


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annsheridan1.jpg Ann Sheridan

1941: The German Army High Command gives approval to RSHA and Heydrich on the tasks of SS murder squads (Einsatzgruppen) in occupied Poland.

1941: The British Cruiser York, is severely damaged and then beached at Suda Bay in Crete, when it is hit by an Italian motor boat loaded with explosives.

1942: Churchill tells the conservatives, ‘It now seems very likely that we and our allies cannot lose this war, except through our own fault’.

1942: Two of the freighters from the recent relief convoy are sunk in port by the Luftwaffe. These two ships were still almost fully loaded as damage to the docks at Valletta has prevented their swift unloading. Of the 26,000 tons of supply that had been sent from Egypt on this latest convoy, only 5,000 tons were eventually unloaded.

1942: General Blamey becomes the Commander-in-Chief of Australian Military Forces.

annsheridan1.jpg Ann Sheridan

1943: The Eighth Army wins the battle of the Mareth line, forcing the axis troops to retreat to the North.

1944: Koniev’s armies reach the River Pruth on a 50-miles front. The Russians recapture Kamenets-Podolsk. in the Ukraine.

1945: The U.S. Third Army reaches Main and establishes contact with U.S. Seventh Army on the East side of Rhine, near Worms. The US Third Army captures Darmstadt.

1945: The Russians take Papa and Devecser, both German strong points covering the approaches to the Austrian border. The Reichsführer-SS is replaced by General Heinrici as Commander in Chief of Army Group Weichsel.

1945: The last organized Japanese troops on Iwo Jima make a suicide attack. Total U.S. killed on Iwo Jima is 6,891, with more than 20,000 Japanese being killed and only 216 captured.

*1938: Herman Goering warns all Jews to leave Austria.

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1942: Churchill tells the conservatives, ‘It now seems very likely that we and our allies cannot lose this war, except through our own fault’.
God bless Winnie ..he always "told it like it was". He wanted to take on the Russians right after WW2 but nobady had the stomach for it...we're STILL paying for that.

That's what the world needs now ...another 'Winston'

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