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Today in World War II History—April 12, 1944

Prince Umberto of Italy, 1944 (United Kingdom government photo)

Prince Umberto of Italy, 1944 (United Kingdom government photo)

75 Years Ago—April 12, 1944: German troops begin evacuating the Crimea by sea.

King Vittorio Emanuele of Italy transfers most powers to his son Prince Umberto but retains the throne.