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Today in World War II History—April 16, 1941

British schoolchildren receive plates of bacon and eggs, imported from America as part of the Lend-Lease program, Aug-Sept. 1941 (Imperial War Museum: D 4324)

British schoolchildren receive plates of bacon and eggs, imported from America as part of the Lend-Lease program, Aug-Sept. 1941 (Imperial War Museum: D 4324)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 16, 1941: First US Lend-Lease food arrives in Britain.

British destroyers sink all eight ships in an Axis convoy off Tunisia; 1800 killed.

Firefighters from Ireland cross into Northern Ireland to help with fires in Belfast caused by heavy Luftwaffe bombing.