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Today in World War II History—August 28, 1944

André Diethelm, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Emmanuel d’Astier de La Vigerie, and General Monsabert reviewing troops, Marseille, France, 29-31 Aug 1944 (public domain via WW2 Database)
André Diethelm, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Emmanuel d’Astier de La Vigerie, and General Monsabert reviewing troops, Marseille, France, 29-31 Aug 1944 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—August 28, 1944: Crucial southern French ports of Marseille and Toulon formally surrender to Free French troops.

British Board of Trade announces the average woman purchases one dress, two yards of cloth, and one-quarter suit per year under rationing.