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Today in World War II History—January 1, 1941

German Luftwaffe officers at café on Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-247-0775-38 / Langhaus / CC-BY-SA 3.0)

German Luftwaffe officers at café on Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris, 1941 (German Federal Archive: Bild 101I-247-0775-38 / Langhaus / CC-BY-SA 3.0)

80 Years Ago—Jan. 1, 1941: Nazis require all radios in the Netherlands to be registered and taxed.

At urging of the BBC, many French stay indoors from 3-4 pm in a silent act of resistance against the Germans.

BBC first broadcasts “The Brains Trust” radio program.