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Today in World War II History—July 24, 1941

Japanese troops enter Saigon by bicycle, 24 July 1941 (Japanese army photo)

Japanese troops enter Saigon by bicycle, 24 July 1941 (Japanese army photo)

80 Years Ago—July 24, 1941: Japan begins to occupy northern French Indochina with permission of Vichy France, entering Hanoi and Saigon.