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Today in World War II History—July 17, 1942

British troops near El Alamein, Egypt, 17 Jul 1942 (Imperial War Museum)

British troops near El Alamein, Egypt, 17 Jul 1942 (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—July 17, 1942: Due to disastrous losses in convoy PQ-17, Churchill tells Stalin that Arctic convoys to Murmansk, Russia are halted (will resume in September 1942).

Italians repulse British attack at Miteirya Ridge at El Alamein.

Flooding in Pennsylvania kills 15 after state record of 34.5 inches of rain.

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