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This Day in WWII 03-17-1941 - 1945


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1941: The 11th African Division captures Jijiga in central Abyssinia, having advanced 744 miles up the Italian built Strada Imperiale in just seventeen days.

1942: The deportation of Jews from Lublin to Belzec begins.

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1942: General MacArthur arrives in Australia from Corregidor saying ‘We shall return’.

1943: Bulgaria states opposition to deportation of its Jews.

1943: The Japanese attack British positions in Arakan, western Burma.

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1944: The U.S. Eighth Air Force bombs Vienna.

1944: New Zealand troops take Cassino railway station.

1944: The British blow up the Manipur bridge South of Imphal.

1945: The U.S. Third Army takes Koblenz. The Ludendorff bridge at Remagen, seized by US troops on the 7th March, suddenly collapses, killing dozens of US Army engineers working to reinforce it.

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