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Today in World War II History—Apr. 27, 1942

Canadian recruitment poster, WWII (Imperial War Museum)

Canadian recruitment poster, WWII (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—Apr. 27, 1942: Explosion at Japanese mine in Manchuria kills 1527—worst mine disaster ever.

In US, registration begins for upcoming sugar rationing, and sale of sugar is halted for a week.

In plebiscite, Canadian voters approve conscription, except voters in Québec.