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This Day in WWII 08-28-1940 - 1945


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1940: Vichy French radio announces that laws protecting Jews in France have been dropped.

1940: Alter the ‘voluntary dissolution of all political parties’, President Konoye of Japan announces structure to ‘unite the total energies of the state and people.’

1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph.

1941: German occupation forces in France round up and imprison hundreds of French citizens after an assasination attempt on pro-German politician Pierre Laval. Laval has been shot at a rally in Versailles, where he is recruiting Frenchmen to fight alongside Germans on the Russian front.

1941: Menzies resigns as Prime Minister of Australia and is replaced McFadden, who under pressure from his political opposition demands from the British, the relief of the 9th Australian Division from Tobruk in Libya.

1942: Germans break through South west of Stalingrad but are held to the north.

1942: A massive RAF raid against Nuremberg is launched, killing 4,000 civilians and destroying over 10,000 houses.

1942: A Japanese seaplane catapulted from submarine I-25 and drops firebombs on forests in Oregon, USA.

1943: The Danish government refuse a German ultimatum, as the sabotage campaign reaches a crescendo.

1943: The Bulgarian King, Boris III dies under mysterious circumstances.

1944: U.S. troops cross the Marne and take Meaux, 30 miles East of Paris. The last German garrison at Marseilles surrenders to the French, who take 37,000 prisoners for 4,000 French casualties.

1944: The British 36th Division takes Pinbaw, in northern Burma, during a monsoon advance from Mogaung.

1945: The Japanese sign the surrender agreement in Rangoon.

1945: B29s drop supplies to Allied POWs in China.

1945: Chinese communist leader Mao Tse-Tung arrives in Chunking to confer with Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-Shek in a futile effort to avert civil war.

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1942: A Japanese seaplane catapulted from submarine I-25 and drops firebombs on forests in Oregon, USA.

How bad were the forest fires ??

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