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Today in World War II History—January 24, 1941

Matilda tank en route into Tobruk, Libya, 24 Jan 1941; note British soldiers displaying a captured Italian flag (Imperial War Museum: 4700-32 E 1772)

Matilda tank en route into Tobruk, Libya, 24 Jan 1941; note British soldiers displaying a captured Italian flag (Imperial War Museum: 4700-32 E 1772)

80 Years Ago—Jan. 24, 1941: In Libya British armored forces divide Italian forces at Mechili.

Romanian army crushes the fascist Iron Guard uprising, and the Iron Guard’s leader flees to Germany.