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Today in World War II History—June 29, 1941

Thirty-three mug shot portraits of the Duquesne spy ring; Duquesne is in the first row, far right. (Library of Congress)

Thirty-three mug shot portraits of the Duquesne spy ring; Duquesne is in the first row, far right. (Library of Congress)

75 Years Ago—June 29, 1941: Germans take Minsk, the capital of Byelorussia.

Romanian troops kill 10,000 Jews in Jassy, Romania.

FBI breaks Duquesne spy ring in US, arrests 33 German spies, all will be convicted (or plead guilty) and imprisoned.

Cover Reveal – When Tides Turn!

When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin, coming from Revell, March 2017Say hello to Dan Avery and Quintessa Beaumont!

Coming soon…When Tides Turn (Waves of Freedom Book 3, Revell) will be released March 14, 2017!

It is now available for pre-order at Amazon and Books-A-Million, and will soon be available for pre-order at ChristianBook.com and Barnes & Noble.

Here’s the back cover copy:

When fun-loving glamour girl Quintessa Beaumont learns the Navy has established the WAVES program for women, she enlists, determined to throw off her frivolous ways and contribute to the war effort. No-nonsense and hoping to make admiral, Lt. Dan Avery has been using his skills to fight German U-boats. The last thing he wants to see on his radar is a girl like Tess. For her part, Tess works hard to prove her worth in the Anti-Submarine Warfare Unit in Boston—both to her commanding officers and to the man with whom she is smitten. When Dan is assigned to a new escort carrier at the peak of the Battle of the Atlantic, he’s torn between his lifelong career goals and his desire to help Tess root out a possible spy on shore. The Germans put up quite a fight, but he wages a deeper battle within his heart. Could Tess be the one for him?

With precision and pizazz, fan favorite Sarah Sundin carries readers through the rough waters of love in a time when every action might have unforeseen world-changing consequences.

Once again, Brandon Hill Photos and Revell did spectacular work–everything from the just-right uniforms to the Bogue-class escort carrier to Tess’s mischievous little smile.

What do you think?

Today in World War II History—June 28, 1941

HMS Tartar's boarding party prepares to board German weather ship Lauenburg, 28 June 1941 (Imperial War Museum)

HMS Tartar’s boarding party prepares to board German weather ship Lauenburg, 28 June 1941 (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—June 28, 1941: In Arctic, British light cruiser Nigeria and British destroyers Bedouin, Jupiter, and Tartar capture German weather ship Lauenburg; crew of Tartar captures Enigma code books and machine.

US forms Office of Scientific Research and Development under Vannevar Bush for scientific and medical research (supersedes National Defense Research Committee and Committee on Medical Research).

Claire Chennault’s American Volunteer Group (“Flying Tigers”) arrives in Burma to train in P-40 Tomahawks.

Today in World War II History—June 27, 1941

Children in a bomb shelter, Minsk, Byelorussia, 24 Jun 1941 (Russian International News Agency)

Children in a bomb shelter, Minsk, Byelorussia, 24 Jun 1941 (Russian International News Agency)

75 Years Ago—June 27, 1941: Hungary declares war on USSR.

Germans surround Bialystok-Minsk pocket.

Central Committee of the Communist Party of Yugoslavia appoints Marshal Tito as Commander-in-Chief of Yugoslavian People’s Army.

Today in World War II History—June 25, 1941

Today WWII75 Years Ago—June 25, 1941: Finland invades USSR to regain lands lost in Winter War.

Luftwaffe flies first night intruder mission, attacking British bombers landing at bases.

President Roosevelt signs order creating Fair Employment Practices Commission, banning discrimination in war industries or government, but without enforcement.

Today in World War II History—June 24, 1941

US poster, WWII

US poster, WWII

75 Years Ago—June 24, 1941: Off Greenland, U-371 sinks straggling Norwegian freighter Vigrid (26/47 killed); 4 US Red Cross nurses are killed, the first uniformed American female casualties of the war.

Spanish crowds in Madrid demonstrate in favor of German invasion of USSR.

Germans take Vilnius, Lithuania.

Today in World War II History—June 23, 1941

Soviet tanks moving westward to fight the German invasion, 22 Jun 1941

Soviet tanks moving westward to fight the German invasion, 22 Jun 1941

75 Years Ago—June 23, 1941: Lithuanians rise up to help Germans drive out Soviets.

Germans cross Bug River in their invasion of the Soviet Union.

Today in World War II History—June 22, 1941

German soldiers (Flamethrower team) in the Soviet Union, June 1941 (German Federal Archives, Bild 146-1974-099-19)

German soldiers (Flamethrower team) in the Soviet Union, June 1941 (German Federal Archives, Bild 146-1974-099-19)

75 Years Ago—June 22, 1941: Operation Barbarossa: 3.5 million German troops invade USSR.

In Operation Barbarossa, Luftwaffe destroys 2000 Soviet aircraft.

German U-boat U-48 returns from her final mission; she has sunk 55 ships, the most successful sub of WWII.

Today in World War II History—June 21, 1941

Free French Gen. Georges Catroux and Gen. Paul Louis Le Gentilhomme enter Damascus, June 1941, escorted by French Gardes Tcherkess (Australian government photo)

Free French Gen. Georges Catroux and Gen. Paul Louis Le Gentilhomme enter Damascus, June 1941, escorted by French Gardes Tcherkess (Australian government photo)

75 Years Ago—June 21, 1941: Vichy France excludes Jews from schools.

British Gen. Sir Claude Auchinleck replaces Gen. Archibald Wavell as C in C forces Middle East Command; while Wavell takes Auchinleck’s place over Indian Army.

Free French occupy Damascus, Syria.

US State Department orders closure of all Italian consulates in US by July 15.