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Today in World War II History—August 21, 1941

British poster about convoys to Russia, WWII (Source: British government)

British poster about convoys to Russia, WWII (Source: British government)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 21, 1941: First violent act of resistance in France— French communist Pierre Georges “Colonel Fabien” assassinates German naval cadet Alfons Moser in Métro Barbès station in Paris.

Germans take Kherson on the Black Sea, opening way to the Crimea.

First British Arctic convoy leaves Scotland for Murmansk, USSR.

Movie premiere of Sun Valley Serenade, starring Sonja Henie, John Payne, and Glenn Miller and his Orchestra.