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Today in World War II History—February 11, 1940 & 1945

John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor-General of Canada, 17 Dec 1936 (National Archives of Canada)

John Buchan, Lord Tweedsmuir, Governor-General of Canada, 17 Dec 1936 (National Archives of Canada)

80 Years Ago—February 11, 1940: Soviet Union and Germany sign a treaty to exchange Soviet raw materials for German manufactured goods.

Lord Tweedsmuir (John Buchan), Governor-General of Canada and author of The 39 Steps, dies in Montréal, age 64.

Molotov and Stalin at the Yalta Conference in Yalta, USSR (now Ukraine), Feb 1945 (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: 48223659(48))

Molotov and Stalin at the Yalta Conference in Yalta, USSR (now Ukraine), Feb 1945 (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum: 48223659(48))

75 Years Ago—Feb. 11, 1945: At the Yalta Conference, Stalin pledges to declare war on Japan within 3 months of the German surrender.

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