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Today in World War II History—November 18, 1940 & 1945

Map showing the Greek counteroffensive against the Italians, 13 Nov 1940-7 April 1941 (via Wikimedia Creative Commons)

Map showing the Greek counteroffensive against the Italians, 13 Nov 1940-7 April 1941 (via Wikimedia Creative Commons)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 18, 1940: Greeks force Italians back into Albania in the first Axis land defeat of the war.

First time a U-boat is located by airborne radar—by an RAF Sunderland flying boat.

António de Oliveira Salazar, 1940 (public domain via Wikipedia)

António de Oliveira Salazar, 1940 (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Nov. 18, 1945: Gen. Dwight Eisenhower replaces Gen. George Marshall as US Army Chief of Staff.

Dictator António de Oliveira Salazar is reelected Prime Minister of Portugal.

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