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Today in World War II History—October 18, 1941

British poster for Target for Tonight (Imperial War Museum: Art.IWM PST 4015)

British poster for Target for Tonight (Imperial War Museum: Art.IWM PST 4015)

80 Years Ago—Oct. 18, 1941: Gen. Hideki Tojo becomes Prime Minister of Japan and forms a military government.

US movie premiere of Target for Tonight, a documentary about an RAF bombing raid on Germany.

In Tokyo, Japanese arrest Soviet spy Richard Sorge, who is posing as a German correspondent.

Japanese Prime Minister Tojo and his cabinet ministers, Tokyo, Japan, 18 Oct 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Japanese Prime Minister Tojo and his cabinet ministers, Tokyo, Japan, 18 Oct 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)