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Today in World War II History—November 8, 1941

Poster for the US Victory Book Campaign, 1942-43

Poster for the US Victory Book Campaign, 1942-43

80 Years Ago—Nov. 8, 1941: German Army Group North takes Tikhvin, Russia, endangering Soviet supply line to besieged Leningrad.

First meeting of the National Defense Book Campaign (later called the Victory Book Campaign), founded by the American Library Association, the American Red Cross, and the USO to provide books for servicemen (Read more: “Books in World War II”).