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Today in World War II History—March 23, 1940 & 1945

Men of the British 1st Cheshire Regiment crossing the Rhine River with Buffalo tracked landing vehicles at Wesel, Germany, 24 Mar 1945. (Imperial War Museum: 4700-30 BU 2336)

Men of the British 1st Cheshire Regiment crossing the Rhine River with Buffalo tracked landing vehicles at Wesel, Germany, 24 Mar 1945. (Imperial War Museum: 4700-30 BU 2336)

80 Years Ago—March 23, 1940: Germany requires car owners to donate batteries and requires church bells to be melted down.

Radio premiere of Truth or Consequences on CBS.

75 Years Ago—March 23, 1945: British Second Army crosses the Rhine at Wesel, Germany.

Soviets reach the Gulf of Danzig between Danzig and Gdynia.

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