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Today in World War II History—May 28, 1942

Panzer III and Rommel's command vehicle in the western desert at the time of the Gazala battles, 1942 (German Federal Archives: Bild 101I-784-0246-22A)

Panzer III and Rommel’s command vehicle in the western desert at the time of the Gazala battles, 1942 (German Federal Archives: Bild 101I-784-0246-22A)

75 Years Ago—May 28, 1942: Germans close pocket southeast of Kharkov, taking 200,000 Soviet POWs.

British attack at Gazala forms “The Cauldron,” surrounding German troops on three sides.

Premiere of recruiting film Winning Your Wings, starring James Stewart.