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Today in World War II History—Oct. 14, 1942

Soviet gun being towed by horses, Eastern Europe, 1 Oct 1942 (Russian International News Agency)

Soviet gun being towed by horses, Eastern Europe, 1 Oct 1942 (Russian International News Agency)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 14, 1942: Hitler orders halt in east except in Stalingrad and the Caucasus to prepare for winter defense.

Australians and Japanese battle for Templeton’s Crossing on Kokoda Trail, New Guinea.

Off Newfoundland, German sub U-69 sinks British railway ferry SS Caribou; 136 killed, mostly civilians, including Naval Nursing Sister Agnes Wilkie, the only Canadian nurse killed in action in WWII.