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Today in World War II History—Nov. 5, 1942

Gibraltar, looking toward the Bay of Algeçiras (US Army Center of Military History)

Gibraltar, looking toward the Bay of Algeçiras (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 5, 1942: Vichy French governor of Madagascar officially surrenders to British.

Gen. Dwight Eisenhower arrives in Gibraltar, his headquarters for Operation Torch, the Allied landings in North Africa.

Songwriter George M. Cohan dies in New York City, age 64.

Sheet music for “Over There” by George M. Cohan (public domain via Wikipedia)

Sheet music for “Over There” by George M. Cohan (public domain via Wikipedia)