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Today in World War II History—Dec. 21, 1943

“Canadian Armour Passing Through Ortona,” by Dr. Charles Comfort (public domain via Canadian War Museum)

“Canadian Armour Passing Through Ortona,” by Dr. Charles Comfort (public domain via Canadian War Museum)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 21, 1943: Canadians enter Ortona, Italy, and begin first large urban battle in Mediterranean Theater of Operations.

Movie premiere of religious drama The Song of Bernadette, starring Jennifer Jones.