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Today in World War II History—July 6, 1942

Anne Frank at school, age 6, Frankfurt, Germany, 1929. (public domain via Wikipedia)

Anne Frank at school, age 6, Frankfurt, Germany, 1929. (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—July 6, 1942: Anne Frank’s family goes into hiding in Amsterdam.

Japanese land on Guadalcanal to build air base.

British First Army activated, will participate in Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa in November 1942.

Australia begins tea rationing (1 lb/5 weeks).

Map showing Allied and Japanese positions as of 2 July 1942 (US Military Academy)

Map showing Allied and Japanese positions as of 2 July 1942 (US Military Academy)