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Today in World War II History—Aug. 25, 1943

Maj. Gen. Lawton Collins and Maj. Charles Davis, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 14 Aug 1943 (US Army photo)

Maj. Gen. Lawton Collins and Maj. Charles Davis, New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 14 Aug 1943 (US Army photo)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 25, 1943: US secures New Georgia in the Solomons after seizing Bairoko Harbor.

Allies begin air raids on France and Low Countries to make Germans suspect a Pas de Calais invasion and to draw Luftwaffe up into battle (Operation Starkey).

Germans impose 72-hour work week in occupied Holland.

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