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Today in World War II History—July 31, 1943

Italian soldiers captured by the Germans in Bolzano, Italy, September 1943 (German Federal Archive: Bild 183-J15358)

Italian soldiers captured by the Germans in Bolzano, Italy, September 1943 (German Federal Archive: Bild 183-J15358)

75 Years Ago—July 31, 1943: German troops enter Italy under pretense of reinforcing forces in Sicily, but actually to occupy the country in case Italy surrenders.

Movie premiere of John Huston’s Academy Award-winning documentary Report from the Aleutians.