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Today in World War II History—Aug. 5, 1942

Winston Churchill, Leslie Morshead, and Claude Auchinleck at 9th Australian Division headquarters, El Alamein, Egypt, 5 Aug 1942 (Australian War Memorial)

Winston Churchill, Leslie Morshead, and Claude Auchinleck at 9th Australian Division headquarters, El Alamein, Egypt, 5 Aug 1942 (Australian War Memorial)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 5, 1942: Vichy France reduces wine ration to 2 liters per person per week.

Churchill appoints Lt. Gen. William Gott to replace Gen. Claude Auchinleck over British Eighth Army in North Africa.