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This Day in WWII 24 June 1940 - 1945


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BoeingAd-June1944.jpgBoeing Ad - June 1944

 

 

1940: An armistice is signed between France and Italy at Villa Indusa near Rome.

 

1940: China protests to France over closure of Indo-Chinese border; Japanese request closure of Burma Road controlled by Britain and used to supply Chinese forces.

 

PeggyCorday.jpgPeggy Corday

 

 

1941: House of Commons votes for £1,000 million war credit as war expenditure now exceeds £10,250,000 per day.

 

1941: Germans sweep west into Lithuania and White Russia, taking Vilna and Kaunas. Hungary breaks off diplomatic relations with the Soviet Union.

 

1941: President Franklin Roosevelt pledges all possible support to the Soviet Union.

 

MadelonMason.jpgMadelon Mason

 

 

1942: Major General Eisenhower is appointed commander of all US troops in Europe.

 

1942: The German, Italian and Croatian forces in Yugoslavia, begin another offensive against Tito's partisan army.

 

Coca-ColaAd-June1944-Howdy.jpgCoca-Cola Ad - June 1944

 

 

1942: The RAF launches its third 1,000 bomber raid, this time on Bremen. The Luftwaffe launches the first in a series of night raids against Birmingham.

 

1942: The Germans advance into Egypt as the British retreat continues. Sollum and Sidi Barrani are evacuated by the Eighth Army.

 

JeanneCrain.jpgJeanne Crain

 

 

1943: The RAF conducts a heavy raid on Elberfeld in the Ruhr.

 

1944: The Russians report major advances against Army Group Centre. Hitler orders all but one of the five German divisions of the 53rd Corps that are encircled at Vitebsk to fight their way out.

 

MaryAnnHyde.jpgMary Ann Hyde

 

1945: A Great Victory Parade in Moscow's Red Square, sees Zhukov takes the salute in Stalin's presence.

 

BoeingAd-June1945.jpgBoeing Ad - June 1945

 

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