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This Day in WWII 08-03-1940 - 1945


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1940: Churchill warns nation against believing rumours that invasion threat is over.

1940: Italians occupy British Somaliland in East Africa.

1941: The Archbishop of Munster gives a sermon in which he calls the Nazi euthanasia program murder. The archbishop is imprisoned in a German concentration camp until the end of the war.

1941: 38,000 Soviet prisoners are taken by Army Group Centre after the Roslavl battle of encirclement.

1942: The FBI arrests 89 ‘dangerous aliens’ in USA.

1943: The Italians begin evacuating Sicily.

1943: The Red Army launches an offensive from Belgorod area toward Poltava after the failure of Operation Citadel. The Soviet Voronezh and Steppe Fronts penetrate into Army Group South's left flank forcing the Germans are to retreat.

1944: Hitler orders a counter-attack against the U.S. troops from east of Avranches, in order to re-establish positions on the coast.

1944: Soviet spearheads in the area to the east of Warsaw, are destroyed by German counter attacks.

1944: General Stilwell's troops, the NCAC, with the help of reinforcements, succeed in securing the town of Myitkyina in North Eastern Burma, but the 600 surviving Japanese are evacuated after holding out for 79 days.

wtwins.jpg The Wilde Twins

1945: The USN announce on Guam, that the complete blockade of the Japanese homeland has now been achieved.

1101420803_400.jpg General Itagaki

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