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Today in World War II History—August 4, 1944

Aerial view of Florence (US Army Center of Military History)
Aerial view of Florence (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—August 4, 1944: Anne Frank and her family are discovered in hiding in Amsterdam and are arrested.

British Eighth Army occupies southern Florence below the Arno; Germans have destroyed all bridges except the historic Ponte Vecchio.

French Resistance leaders parachute into Brittany to organize the uprising against the Germans.