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Today in World War II History—November 30, 1939 & 1944

Burning building in Helsinki, Finland after Soviet bombing, 30 November 1939 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Burning building in Helsinki, Finland after Soviet bombing, 30 November 1939 (public domain via WW2 Database)

80 Years Ago—November 30, 1939: Soviet Army invades Finland, beginning the Winter War.

75 Years Ago—Nov. 30, 1944: Poland puts Nazi commandant and guards from Majdanek concentration camp on trial.

HMS Vanguard is launched at Clydebank, Scotland, the world’s last battleship to be launched (she will not see service in WWII).

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