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Today in World War II History—April 20, 1944

Hawker Hurricane of RAF No.42 Squadron piloted by Flying Officer "Chowringhee" Campbell, attacking a bridge in Burma on the Tiddim Road near Imphal (Imperial War Museum: CF 175)

Hawker Hurricane of RAF No.42 Squadron piloted by Flying Officer “Chowringhee” Campbell, attacking a bridge in Burma on the Tiddim Road near Imphal (Imperial War Museum: CF 175)

75 Years Ago—April 20, 1944: British relieve siege at Kohima, India, but Japanese retain town of Kohima and maintain the siege of the critical Imphal area.

W. Somerset Maugham’s best-selling novel The Razor’s Edge is published.