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Today in World War II History—Jan. 29, 1942

75 Years Ago—Jan. 29, 1942: Iran signs treaty of alliance with Britain and USSR, which promise to depart Iran 6 months after Axis defeat.

German troops under Gen. Erwin Rommel retake Benghazi, Libya from British.

German advances in Libya, January 21-July 7, 1942 (US Army map)

German advances in Libya, January 21-July 7, 1942 (US Army map)