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Today in World War II History—April 3, 1941

Pál Teleki, Prime Minister of Hungary, 1939 (public domain)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 3, 1941: Hungarian Prime Minister Pál Teleki commits suicide rather than collaborate with Germany. In Iraq, military officer Rashid Ali overthrows Regent Abdul Illah and forms pro-Axis government.

Today in World War II History—April 2, 1941

75 Years Ago—Apr. 2, 1941: RAF drops 75,000 tea bags to increase Dutch morale, printed with “Holland will arise. Keep your courage up.” Clash between union and non-union miners in Harlan, Kentucky leaves four dead.

Today in World War II History—April 1, 1941

Regent Abdul Illah of Iraq

75 Years Ago—Apr. 1, 1941: In Iraq, pro-Axis military officer Rashid Ali begins a coups to overthrow pro-British Regent Abdul Illah. Italians declare Asmara, capital of Eritrea and last Italian stronghold, an open city; British/Indian troops occupy.

New Feature – “Book Club Beat” – and an Invitation!

I’d like to start a new feature on my blog called “Book Club Beat” – and I’d like to invite you to participate. Rather than a traditional book review, it’d be about how a club responded to the book. Clubs would fill out a short questionnaire about what they liked about the book, anything they’d… Read more »

Something New: Today in World War II History

To commemorate the coming 65th anniversary of D-Day, I will be starting something new on my blog. In addition to my usual weekly posts, every day I will make a short post entitled “Today in World War II History,” which will highlight events that happened 65 years ago. On September 1, which will mark the… Read more »