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Today in World War II History—April 6, 1941

German 15 cm sFH 37(t) howitzer shelling Metaxas Line fortifications, Greece, early Apr 1941 (German Federal Archives: Bild 101I-163-0319-07A)

German 15 cm sFH 37(t) howitzer shelling Metaxas Line fortifications, Greece, early Apr 1941 (German Federal Archives: Bild 101I-163-0319-07A)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 6, 1941: Germans invade Yugoslavia and Greece.

Luftwaffe bombing destroys Belgrade, Yugoslavia, killing 17,000.

British and South African troops take Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia.