1940 - During World War II, British troops opened their first major offensive in North Africa.
1941 - China declared war on Japan, Germany and Italy.
World War II Quotes
"Most of the men are stricken with dysentery...Starvation is taking many lives and it is weakening our already extended lines. We are doomed." Major-General Kensaku Oda (Referring to the state of Japanese troops on Guadalcanal) - January 12, 1943