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Today in World War II History—Jan. 26, 1944

LSTs landing US troops at Anzio, 22 January 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

LSTs landing US troops at Anzio, 22 January 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Jan. 26, 1944: British landing ship LST-422 damaged by a mine off Anzio; of 700 aboard, 454 US soldiers & 29 British sailors killed.

Allied ships are ordered to withdraw from the Anzio beachhead to reduce risk from air raids.

Argentina severs relations with Germany and Japan after a vast Axis spy ring is uncovered in the country.