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Today in World War II History—August 23, 1941

Map of Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, 22 Jun-25 Aug 1941 (US Military Academy)

Map of Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, 22 Jun-25 Aug 1941 (US Military Academy)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 23, 1941: German 2nd Army heads south as Hitler postpones drive on Moscow to take Kiev.

German spy Kurt Ludwig is arrested in Cle Elum, WA.