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Today in World War II History—June 8, 1941

Australian troops among the ruins of the old Crusader castle at Sidon, Lebanon, July 1941 (Imperial War Museum: AUS 533)

Australian troops among the ruins of the old Crusader castle at Sidon, Lebanon, July 1941 (Imperial War Museum: AUS 533)

80 Years Ago—June 8, 1941: British, Australians, and Free French invade (Vichy French) Syria and Lebanon from Palestine; Free French promise independence in return for cooperation.