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Today in World War II History—Jan. 25, 1944

Soviet tank assault force on a T-26 light tank in the Korsun area, 1944 (Russian International News Agency image #606710/I. Ozerskij/CC-BY-SA 3.0)

Soviet tank assault force on a T-26 light tank in the Korsun area, 1944 (Russian International News Agency image #606710/I. Ozerskij/CC-BY-SA 3.0)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 25, 1944: Soviets surround 60,000 German troops in Korsun-Cherkassy pocket in Ukraine.

US II Corps successfully crosses the Rapido River north of Cassino in Italy.

The Cassino area of Italy, WWII (US Army Center of Military History)

The Cassino area of Italy, WWII (US Army Center of Military History)