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Today in World War II History—Nov. 26, 1942

USMC Lt. Col. W.W. Stickney preparing to cut a Thanksgiving cake with a captured Japanese sword, Guadalcanal, 26 Nov 1942 (US Marine Corps photo)

USMC Lt. Col. W.W. Stickney preparing to cut a Thanksgiving cake with a captured Japanese sword, Guadalcanal, 26 Nov 1942 (US Marine Corps photo)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 26, 1942: First battle between US & German tanks, at Coxen’s Farm near Chouïgui, Tunisia.

“Battle of Brisbane”: thousands of US and Australian soldiers fight in streets, 1 killed.

Movie premiere of Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, in New York City.

US celebrates Thanksgiving; Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is cancelled for duration of the war to conserve rubber and helium.