Today in World War II History—June 14, 1940 & 1945
80 Years Ago—June 14, 1940: German troops take Paris and fly the swastika from the Eiffel Tower and over the Arc de Triomphe.
Nazis send first prisoners to Auschwitz concentration camp—political prisoners from Poland.
Britain bans ringing of church bells, which is reserved for invasion alerts.
75 Years Ago—June 14, 1945: British arrest Nazi foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop in Hamburg, Germany; he will be executed after the Nuremberg Trials.
On Okinawa, US Tenth Army takes Yaeju-Dake peak and US Marines take Kunishi Ridge.
Premiere of Frank Capra’s War Comes to America, the final documentary in the Why We Fight series.