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Today in World War II History—Aug. 13, 1942

Gen. Bernard Montgomery, WWII (US Department of Defense photo)

Gen. Bernard Montgomery, WWII (US Department of Defense photo)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 13, 1942: Lt. Gen. Bernard Montgomery assumes command of British Eighth Army in Egypt.

Japanese secure Buna-Kokoda Trail on New Guinea.

US Army forms Manhattan Engineering District for secret atomic research.

Movie premiere of Disney’s Bambi at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

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