1940: German troops enter Rumania to ‘help restrain the Army’.
1940: Beaverbrook announces gifts received for aircraft purchases now total £6,098,826.
1941: Finland rejects a British demand to cease fighting the Soviet Union.
1941: German advance on Moscow continues with the capture of Vyasma. Stalin lifts ban on religion in Russia to boost morale.
1943:Japanese execute approximately 100 American POWs on Wake Island.
1943: The RAF bombs Stuttgart making use of the Airborne 'Cigar' jamming device, killing 1,700 and making 18,000 homeless.
1943: The U.S. Fifth Army is halted by German defences along River Volturno, 20 miles North of Naples.
1944: The 20th Gebirgs Army retreats towards northern Norway in the face of strong Soviet attacks.
1944: The Eighth Army resumes its attacks on the Gothic Line. The British reach Corinth, land at Nauplion and take the island of Samos.
*1949: Iva Toguri D'Aquino, better known as Tokyo Rose, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for treason.
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