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Today in World War II History—December 12, 1941

Frank Capra cuts Army film as a Signal Corps Reserve major, 1943 (US Army photo)

Frank Capra cuts Army film as a Signal Corps Reserve major, 1943 (US Army photo)

80 Years Ago—Dec. 12, 1941: Japanese make small-scale landings at Legaspi, Luzon in the Philippines.

In a rafle (roundup) in Paris, 743 prominent French Jews & 250 foreign Jews are arrested, the first major arrests of French Jews.

Director Frank Capra joins the US Army; he’ll make documentaries with the Special Services Production Unit.