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This Day in WWII 10-07-1940 - 1949


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1940: Beaverbrook announces gifts received for aircraft purchases now total £6,098,826.

1940: German troops enter Romania to ‘help restrain the Army’.

1941: Finland rejects a British demand to cease fighting the Soviet Union.

1941: Stalin lifts ban on religion in Russia to boost morale. German advance on Moscow continues with the capture of Vyasma.

1941: Curtin becomes the Prime Minister of Australia.

1943: Japanese execute approximately 100 American POWs on Wake Island.

1943: The RAF bombs Stuttgart making use of the Airborne 'Cigar' jamming device, killing 1,700 and making 18,000 homeless.

1943: The U.S. Fifth Army is halted by German defences along River Volturno, 20 miles North of Naples.

1944: The Eighth Army resumes its attacks on the Gothic Line. The British reach Corinth, land at Nauplion and take the island of Samos.

1944: The 20th Gebirgsjäger Army retreats towards northern Norway in the face of strong Soviet attacks.

1944: A revolt by Jewish slave laborers at Auschwitz-Birkenau results in complete destruction of Crematory IV.

1949: Iva Toguri D'Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason.

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