1938: Winston Churchill comments to Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain about the
Munich Agreement; "You were given the choice
between war and dishonor. You have chosen
dishonor and you will have war."
1941: Army Group Centre launches operation 'Typhoon', the main offensive towards Moscow. Hitler tells his troops: ‘Today is the beginning of the last great battle of the year.’ Heeresgruppe Süd sets out to advance against Kursk and Kharkov.
1943: The RAF launches a very heavy air raid on Munich, which lasts 25 minutes.
1943: The Australians capture Finschhafen on New Guinea.
1943: The British 2nd Special Service Brigade lands at Termoli on East coast of Italy and links up with troops moving North from Foggia.
1944: Warsaw falls to the Germans after 63-day siege, with the Polish Home Army surrendering only after all its food and ammunition had run out. The Germans recognise their valor and treat the survivors not as partisans, but as regular POWs.
1945: General Patton is removed from command for remarks that were allegedly sympathetic to former Nazis.
This Day in WWI
1914: British Admiralty announces intention to mine North Sea areas.
"Its a dog eat dog world out there, and I'm wearing Milkbone underwear!"