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World War II History for June 8

June 8, 2009 Steve Terjeson 1 Comment

Today in WWII History

World War II History for June 8

8 Jun 1941 – The Allies, British and Free French forces, invaded Syria and Lebanon.

8 Jun 1944 – Russian Premier Joseph Stalin telegraphed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to announce that the Allied success at Normandy “is a source of joy to us all,” and promised to launch his own offensive on the Eastern Front.

8 Jun 1944 – U.S. General Omar Bradley, following orders from General Eisenhower, linked up American troops from Omaha Beach with British troops from Gold Beach at Colleville-sur-Mer.

Gen. Bradley on Omaha Beach
General Bradley and other High Brass on Omaha Beach

8 Jun 1946 – BBC-TV began airing again to cover the Victory Parade. The television service had been blacked out since September 1, 1939 for defense reasons.

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  1. Ruthann Fletcher
    June 29, 2009 - 12:32 am

    There is a terrific site on WWII which provides a detailed time line of events along with several discussion and points of view. Excellent for students of history or any one interested in WW II. Check out Shmoop.

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