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Today in
World War II History

1940 - U.S. President Roosevelt made a radio appeal to the Red Cross due to the dire straits of Belgian and French civilians.

1940 - The evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk, France, began. The evacuation was known as Operation Dynamo.

1952 - The border between East and West Germany and between East Germany and West Berlin were closed. The border between East and West Berlin remained open.

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Random World War II Quote

"The Russian colossus...has been underestimated by us...whenever a dozen divisions are destroyed the Russians replace them with another dozen."
General Franz Halder - Army Chief of Staff - August 1941