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Today in World War II History—Oct. 8, 1942

Belgian forced worker at Siemens factory in Berlin, August 1943. (German Federal Archives: Bild 183-R46093)

Belgian forced worker at Siemens factory in Berlin, August 1943. (German Federal Archives: Bild 183-R46093)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 8, 1942: Off Cape Town, South Africa, German U-boats sink seven Allied cargo ships.

Nazis order all Belgian males 18-50 and females 21-35 to register for war work.

US orders closure of 250 of 300 gold mines to divert labor to war uses.

Movie premiere of Flying Tigers, starring John Wayne, John Carroll, and Anna Lee.