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Today in World War II History—Nov. 19, 1942

Soviet T-34 tanks and horse-drawn supply sled in southern Russia during flanking operation near Stalingrad, Nov 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Soviet T-34 tanks and horse-drawn supply sled in southern Russia during flanking operation near Stalingrad, Nov 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 19, 1942: Soviets launch offensive at Stalingrad against weak German northern flank, the high point of German expansion on the Eastern Front.

US troops first fight Germans in Tunisia, at Medjez el Bab.

British commandos fly by glider to raid heavy water plant in Telemark, Norway, glider crashes, survivors are caught by the Germans and executed.

Movie premiere of You Were Never Lovelier, starring Fred Astaire & Rita Hayworth.