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Today in World War II History—June 11, 1941

Rudolf Hess, 1933 (German Federal Archives, Bild 146II-849)

Rudolf Hess, 1933 (German Federal Archives, Bild 146II-849)

80 Years Ago—June 11, 1941: Nazis conduct mass arrest of fortune tellers, astrologists, faith healers, and Christian Scientists due to their influence on Nazi leader Rudolf Hess, who had flown a plane to Scotland in a misguided attempt to negotiate peace with Britain (see May 10, 1941).

Indian troops capture Assab, Eritrea, securing the Red Sea for the Allies.

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