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This Day in WWII 01-14-1942 - 1945


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1942: At the so called Arcadia Conference held in Washington, President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill agree to concentrate the Allied war effort on the European theatre. President Roosevelt also orders that all aliens are to register with the government. This is the beginning of a plan to move Japanese-Americans into internment camps in the belief that these people might aid the enemy.

1942: New German battleship Tirpitz, moves to Trondheim in Norway, to threaten the Arctic convoys.

1942: General Wavell arrives at Batavia in Java to setup ABDA headquarters.

1942: The Japanese launch an attack against the US-Filipino 1st Corps positions on the western side of Bataan.

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1943: Roosevelt and Churchill's summit Conference opens near Casablanca in Morocco with the Allied joint staff under General Dwight D. Eisenhower in attendance.

1943: Italian occupation authorities refuse to deport Jews living in their territories in France.

1945: Zhukov's 1st Belorussian Front continues its attacks South of Warsaw from two Vistula bridgeheads, one of which holds 400,000 men and 1,700 tanks. Rokossovsky's 2nd Belorussian Front begins its offensive from its Narev bridgehead against Elbing in East Prussia.

1945: The British 19th Indian Division crosses the river Irrawaddy, to the North of Mandalay.

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