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Today in World War II History—October 23, 1941

Gen. Charles de Gaulle of France, 1942 (Library of Congress)

Gen. Charles de Gaulle of France, 1942 (Library of Congress)

80 Years Ago—Oct. 23, 1941: French Gen. Charles de Gaulle asks French resistance to stop assassinating Nazis, to prevent further reprisals.

Nazis massacre 24,000 Jews in Odessa in reprisal for the death of Gen. Glugoscianu the day before.

Movie premiere of Disney’s Dumbo.