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World War II History

1941 - Martial law was proclaimed in Holland in order to extinguish any anti-Nazi protests.

1942 - During World War II, Japanese forces captured Rangoon, Burma.

1943 - Japanese forces attacked American troops on Hill 700 in Bougainville. The battle lasted five days.

1943 - In the U.S., the ban on sliced bread was rescinded. The ban had been called for on January 18.

1945 - Phyllis Mae Daley received a commission in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. She will became the first African-American nurse to serve duty in World War II.


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Random World War II Quote

"We must be very careful not to assign to this deliverance the attributes of a victory. War's are not won by evacuations."
Winston Churchill - To Parliament - June 4, 1940