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Today in World War II History—November 22, 1944

Men of US 5th Infantry Division in Metz, France, 18 Nov 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

Men of US 5th Infantry Division in Metz, France 18 November 1944 (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—November 22, 1944: US Third Army takes crucial town of Metz, France.

Movie premiere of Meet Me in St. Louis, starring Judy Garland, in St. Louis, MO; the movie features the song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

Movie premiere of Henry V, starring Laurence Olivier, the first of Shakespeare’s plays to be filmed in color.