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Today in World War II History—Jan. 26, 1943

Gen. Sir Thomas Hunton (United Kingdom government photo)

Gen. Sir Thomas Hunton (United Kingdom government photo)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 26, 1943: Gen. Sir Thomas Hunton replaces Gen. Sir Alan Bourne in command of the British Royal Marines, serving as the first Commandant General Royal Marines.

Free French launch assault for Kairouan pass in Ousseltia Valley, Tunisia.