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Today in World War II History—Aug. 3, 1940 & 1945

Map of East Africa, mid-1930s (Library of Congress)

Map of East Africa, mid-1930s (Library of Congress)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 3, 1940: Italian troops under Gen. Guglielmo Nasi invade British Somaliland from Italian Ethiopia.

New song in the Top Ten: “When the Swallows Return to Capistrano.”

75 Years Ago—Aug. 3, 1945: Czechoslovakia denies citizenship to ethnic Germans and Hungarians.