WWII History

WWII Today in History. On these pages you will find of some of the most important events that shaped World War 2.

World War II Today: December 23

1939 British form military intelligence section MI9 to aid resistance fighters, downed airmen, and POWs in Nazi-occupied countries. First Canadian troops arrive in Britain. 1940 Anthony Eden becomes Foreign Secretary. Churchill broadcasts to Italy: ‘All because of one man’. Lord Halifax appointed British ambassador to Washington. Italian torpedo boat Fratelli Cairoli sinks after hitting a …

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World War II Today: December 20

1939 The Russians cease their attacks at Summa, leaving Finnish forces in control of the whole Mannerheim defensive line, except the Oinala Bulge. Captain Langsdorff of Admiral Graf Spee commits suicide. “Let’s Help Finland” event held at Madison Square Garden, New York City. 1940 The Luftwaffe continues its attacks against British cities, this time hitting Liverpool. …

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World War II Today: December 19

1939 The Russians lose 20 tanks out of 100 as they continue to attack at Summa. Inside US territorial waters off Florida, British light cruiser Orion fires at German freighter Arauca, violating Pan-American Neutrality Zone; Arauca puts in to port at Port Everglades, FL. 1940 Mussolini requests German assistance for his hard-pressed troops in Cyrenaica, asking for a Panzer Division, …

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