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Today in World War II History—February 24, 1940 & 1945

80 Years Ago—February 24, 1940: British Summer Time begins (daylight savings time moved up for wartime).

75 Years Ago—Feb. 24, 1945: Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Maher Pasha declares war on the Axis and is immediately assassinated in the parliament chamber.

Hitler makes his last speech in the Chancellery in Berlin.