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Today in World War II History—July 20, 1943

US Army Signal Corps troops in Caltanissetta, Sicily, after 17 July 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

US Army Signal Corps troops in Caltanissetta, Sicily, after 17 July 1943 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—July 20, 1943: As Americans drive north in Sicily toward Palermo, Italian forces surrender en masse.

Soviets order all partisans in Nazi-occupied Europe to attack rail lines.