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Today in World War II History—June 10, 1942

Houses of Lidice, Czechoslovakia burning, 10 Jun 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Houses of Lidice, Czechoslovakia burning, 10 Jun 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—June 10, 1942: Germans destroy Czechoslovakian town of Lidice in retaliation for SS Gen. Heydrich’s death, killing all 173 men and deporting the children and women to concentration camps.

British tea planter uses elephants to rescue 68 Burmese refugees fleeing Japanese across the Daphna River, India.

US approves construction of “Big Inch” pipeline to transport crude oil from Texas to northeast states, bypassing U-boats.