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Today in World War II History—April 18, 1941

“The Retreat of the British Armoured Brigade in Greece, 1941” by H. Johns (Imperial War Museum: Art.IWM ART LD 3353)

“The Retreat of the British Armoured Brigade in Greece, 1941” by H. Johns (Imperial War Museum: Art.IWM ART LD 3353)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 18, 1941: As the Germans advance in Greece, Prime Minister Alexandros Koryzis commits suicide; King George assumes leadership.

British & Indian troops land in Basra, Iraq, to counteract the new pro-Axis government.