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Today in World War II History—June 29, 1941

Thirty-three mug shot portraits of the Duquesne spy ring; Duquesne is in the first row, far right (Library of Congress: cph.3c28525)

Thirty-three mug shot portraits of the Duquesne spy ring; Duquesne is in the first row, far right (Library of Congress: cph.3c28525)

80 Years Ago—June 29, 1941: Germans take Minsk, the capital of Byelorussia.

Romanian troops kill 13,000 Jews in Iaşi (Jassy), Romania.

FBI breaks Duquesne spy ring in US, arresting 33 German spies—all will be convicted (or plead guilty) and imprisoned.

Den Norske Legion and Frikorps Danmark are formed for Norwegian and Danish volunteers to fight with the Germans against the Soviet Union.

In the Arctic, German Mountain Corps Norway launches an assault from Petsamo, Finland, toward Murmansk, Russia, crossing the Finnish-Soviet border.