1940: Mussolini asks Hitler for support, to help the bogged down Italian forces with their offensive against the Greeks in Albania.
1940: As food becomes scarce in Italy, the Italian government announces that in extreme
cases people caught hoarding food might be
1942: In the face of the continuing Soviet offensive toward Rostov-on-Don, Army Group A is ordered to withdraw its forces from the Caucasus.
1942: General De Gaulle welcomes Giraud’s appointment and calls for French unity.
1942: The Japanese withdrawal from Buna ordered.
1943: The Eighth Army finally clears Ontona after bitter street fighting.
1943: The Royal Navy cruisers Enterprise and Glasgow sink the German destroyers T25, T26 and Z27 which were escorting blockade runners in Bay of Biscay.
1943: The British military mission arrives in Turkey to discuss the supply of arms and troops as agreed at Cairo. However, the Turks make surprising new demands, which cannot be met.
1944: U.S. troops gain ground against the Ardennes salient.
"Beat him down till he aint gettin back up!"