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Today in World War II History—February 15, 1941

Duke Ellington publicity photo, 1940s (public domain via Wikipedia)

Duke Ellington publicity photo, 1940s (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Feb. 15, 1941: Norwegian Lutheran bishops denounce Nazi brutality.

First Wrens (Women’s Royal Naval Service) report for duty at Bletchley Park in England.

Duke Ellington records hit song “Take the ‘A’ Train.” Listen to the original recording or watch a video of the song from the 1942 movie “Reveille with Beverly” on the Smithsonian website.

Women’s Royal Naval Service poster, WWII

Women’s Royal Naval Service poster, WWII

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