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Today in World War II History—Mar. 20, 1943

British field gun firing during the assault on the Mareth line, 30 March 1943 (Imperial War Museum)

British field gun firing during the assault on the Mareth line, 30 March 1943 (Imperial War Museum)

75 Years Ago—Mar. 20, 1943: In Tunisia, British Eighth Army launches assault on the Mareth Line, and US II Corps drives for Maknassy.

British Field Marshal Archibald Wavell orders abandonment of Arakan offensive in Burma.

New song in Top Ten: “As Time Goes By.”