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Today in World War II History—April 22, 1940 & 1945

Soviet BM-13 Katyusha rocket launchers firing on Berlin, Germany, Apr 1945 (public domain, Russian Archives)

Soviet BM-13 Katyusha rocket launchers firing on Berlin, Germany, Apr 1945 (public domain, Russian Archives)

80 Years Ago—April 22, 1940: In Norway, British troops begin retreat at Namsos and Lillehammer.

75 Years Ago—Apr. 22, 1945: As Soviet troops enter outskirts of Berlin, Hitler vows to stay in the city.

US troops hold a victory parade in Nuremberg rally grounds (Zeppelinfeld) and blow up the swastika.