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Today in World War II History—April 17, 1941

King Peter II of Yugoslavia with Prime Minister General Simovic (left) and Court Minister M Knezevic arriving in England, 21 June 1941 (Imperial War Museum: H 10922)

King Peter II of Yugoslavia with Prime Minister General Simovic (left) and Court Minister M Knezevic arriving in England, 21 June 1941 (Imperial War Museum: H 10922)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 17, 1941: Yugoslavia signs armistice with Germany; King Peter II will establish a Yugoslavian government-in-exile in London.

In Iraq, Prime Minister Rashid Ali al-Gaylani asks for German aid in expelling the British.