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Today in World War II History—June 1, 1944

US troops on Hwy 6 to Rome. (US Army Center of Military History)

US troops on Hwy 6 to Rome. (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—June 1, 1944: Countdown to D-day: BBC sends first coded message to warn French resistance of the coming invasion.

US Fifth Army opens final offensive for Rome.

Bob Hope’s best-selling book about his USO tour, I Never Left Home, is published.