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Today in World War II History—February 21, 1941

Mothers and children in a working class area of Swansea have tea and sandwiches from a mobile canteen after a night's bombing, WWII (Imperial War Museum: HU 36143)

Mothers and children in a working class area of Swansea have tea and sandwiches from a mobile canteen after a night’s bombing, WWII (Imperial War Museum: HU 36143)

80 Years Ago—Feb. 21, 1941: Third and final day of Swansea Blitz (Luftwaffe bombing of Swansea, Wales): 230 killed, but docks and facilities are undamaged.

Canadian scientist Sir Frederick Banting, recipient of 1923 Nobel Prize in Medicine for the development of insulin, dies in a plane crash in Newfoundland en route to England.

TIME Magazine Cover Featuring Frederick Banting, 27 Aug 1923 (public domain via Wikipedia)

TIME Magazine Cover Featuring Frederick Banting, 27 Aug 1923 (public domain via Wikipedia)

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