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Today in World War II History—February 14, 1941

Georgy Zhukov, 1944 (Photo: Life Magazine, 31 July 1944, photograph by Grigory Vayl; public domain)

Georgy Zhukov, 1944 (Photo: Life Magazine, 31 July 1944, photograph by Grigory Vayl; public domain)

80 Years Ago—Feb. 14, 1941: Bulgaria signs nonaggression pact with Axis powers.

Gen. Georgy Zhukov is named Soviet chief of general staff and deputy commissar of defense.