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Today in World War II History—October 6, 1939 & 1944

Adolf Hitler giving a speech to the Reichstag, Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, in which he calls for peace talks, 6 Oct 1939 (German Federal Archive: Bild 183-E11354)

Adolf Hitler giving a speech to the Reichstag, Kroll Opera House, Berlin, Germany, in which he calls for peace talks, 6 Oct 1939 (German Federal Archive: Bild 183-E11354)

80 Years Ago—October 6, 1939: Hitler calls for peace talks with Britain and France.

Japanese abandon Changsha due to strong Chinese counterattack.

Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Paul Whiteman, and Fred Waring perform at Carnegie Hall.

Gen. Joseph Stilwell and Maj. Gen. Curtis LeMay at a US airfield in China, 11 October 1944 (US Library of Congress: LC-USZ62-132808)

Gen. Joseph Stilwell and Maj. Gen. Curtis LeMay at a US airfield in China, 11 October 1944 (US Library of Congress: LC-USZ62-132808)

75 Years Ago—Oct. 6, 1944: US First Army enters the Hürtgen Forest in Germany.

US Gen. Joseph Stilwell is recalled from his position as Chiang Kai-shek’s chief of staff, but he maintains command over troops in Burma.

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