Today in World War II History—December 23, 1940
Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov, US Secretary of State James Byrnes, and British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Anthony Eden at Potsdam, Germany, Aug 1945 (German Federal Archive, Bild 183-14059-0016)
80 Years Ago—Dec. 23, 1940: First Parisian civilian is executed by the Nazis—23 year-old engineer Jacques Bonsergent, accused of punching a German soldier in a brawl.
Churchill appoints Anthony Eden as British Foreign Secretary.