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Today in World War II History—Dec. 25, 1942

British poster, WWII (Imperial War Museum)

British poster, WWII (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—Dec. 25, 1942: In Tunisia, Germans retake Longstop Hill; Americans lose 500 men in the four-day battle.

Britain allows ringing of church bells for Christmas.

First American Red Cross service club opens in New Guinea, in a grass hut in Port Moresby.