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Today in World War II History—Aug. 26, 1943

Poster from the US 4th War Loan Drive, 1944

Poster from the US 4th War Loan Drive, 1944

75 Years Ago—Aug. 26, 1943: Germans occupy Alpine passes in Italy in anticipation of Italian surrender and German occupation.

Soviets launch offensive into eastern Ukraine over River Dnieper.

War Bond Jubilee Game held at Manhattan’s Polo Grounds, an exhibition baseball game between all-stars and GIs, in which Babe Ruth hits his last home run in a major league park; game raises $800 million in war bond sales.