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8 May 1940

8 May 1940May Soviet UnionMarshal Timoshenko appointed Soviet Defence CommissarHow to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 8 May 1940, http://www.
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Joe Louis

Joe Louis (1914-1981), nicknamed the “Brown Bomber,” was heavyweight champion of the world from 1937 to 1949, an almost twelve-year streak that set a new world record. Louis, an African American, is perhaps best known for his legendary matchups against German boxer Max Schmeling. While Schmeling defeated Louis in a 1936 match, their 1938 was portrayed by the press as a battle between Nazi ideology and American democratic ideals Louis defeated Schmeling by knockout in the first round, becoming an American hero.
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News of Holocaust death camp killings becomes public for first time

On June 1, 1942, a Warsaw underground newspaper, the Liberty Brigade, makes public the news of the gassing of tens of thousands of Jews at Chelmno, a Nazi-operated death camp in Poland—almost seven months after extermination of prisoners began.A year earlier, the means of effecting what would become the “Final Solution,” the mass extermination of European Jews, was devised: 700 Jews were murdered by channeling gas fumes back into a van used to transport them to the village of Chelmno, in Poland.
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Log Book for E Griffin - October 1942

Log Book for E Griffin - October 1942 Here we see E Griffin& 39;s final training flights at the secret No.3 RDF School at Prestwick in October 1942. DNCO stands for Duty Not Carried Out, SI U/S suggests that the equipment was un-servicable. The second flight was carried out later on the day, probably after the broken equipment had been fixed.
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