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Today in World War II History—December 1, 1939 & 1944

Edward Stettinius, 1941 (Library of Congress)

Edward Stettinius, 1941 (Library of Congress)

80 Years Ago—December 1, 1939: After previous day’s Soviet invasion of Finland, Risto Ryti replaces Aimo Cajander as Prime Minister of Finland.

First Canadian troop convoy (TC-1) sails from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Britain with 7400 men.

75 Years Ago—Dec. 1, 1944: Edward Stettinius becomes US Secretary of State after Cordell Hull’s resignation.

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