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World War II History

1940 - Adolf Hitler declared a blockade of the British Isles.

1943 - The Allied conquest of Sicily was completed as U.S. and British forces entered Messina.

1961 - The Communist East German government completed the construction of the Berlin Wall.

1987 - Rudolph Hess died after apparently committing suicide. Hess was the last member of Adolf Hitler's inner circle.

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"On the European Front, the most important development of the past year has been the crushing German offensive against the great armies of Russia."
President Franklin D. Roosevelt - April 28, 1942