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Today in World War II History—November 9, 1940 & 1945

Caricature of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, 1940 (Artist: Wooding; National Archives, United Kingdom: INF3-46)

Caricature of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, 1940 (Artist: Wooding; National Archives, United Kingdom: INF3-46)

80 Years Ago—Nov. 9, 1940: Former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain dies of cancer, age 71.

Germans start expelling 180,000 French from Alsace-Lorraine in violation of the armistice with France.

75 Years Ago—Nov. 9, 1945: Movie premiere of short film The House I Live In, starring Frank Sinatra, written to combat antisemitism; the film will win an Honorary Academy Award.