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Today in World War II History—April 26, 1944

Southwick House, England, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

Southwick House, England, September 2017 (Photo: Sarah Sundin)

75 Years Ago—April 26, 1944: Countdown to D-day: Allied Naval Command Expeditionary Force staff move to Battle Headquarters for D-day at Southwick House, Hampshire, England.

Federal troops seize Montgomery Ward plant after Sewell Avery refuses to sign with CIO as ordered by War Labor Board; Avery is carried out by soldiers.

To learn more about Southwick House and see pictures from my tour, please see “The Sea Before Us—Tour of Southwick House.”