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As you would seed him on a scale, he would weigh 180s pounds of of bone, muscle and fighting energy–a fine specimen of American manhood. But on the scales of the Army — and the Railroads–his “fighting weight” is …8 tons.

World War II Today: April 15

1940 British unemployment falls to 973,000, lowest figure since 1920. British troops land at Harstad in the Lofoten Islands, opposite Narvik. Quisling government resigns in Oslo and a ‘Administrative Council’ takes control. Germans appoint a council to run the Norwegian government. Off Narvik, British destroyers Brazen and Fearless sink U-49; documents about the Enigma machine float to the surface and …

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