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Today in World War II History—Sept. 12, 1940 & 1945

Image of a horse from Lascaux Cave (public domain via French Ministry of Culture)

Image of a horse from Lascaux Cave (public domain via French Ministry of Culture)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 12, 1940: Nazis confine 500,000 Jews in the Warsaw ghetto.

French schoolboys discover Cro-Magnon cave drawings in Lascaux Cave.

Lord Louis Mountbatten and his Chiefs of Staff entering the Municipal Buildings in Singapore, 12 Sep 1945 (Imperial War Museum: CF 717)

Lord Louis Mountbatten and his Chiefs of Staff entering the Municipal Buildings in Singapore, 12 Sep 1945 (Imperial War Museum: CF 717)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 12, 1945: British Military Administration in Malaya is established under Lord Louis Mountbatten, as an interim government before the formation of the Malayan Union in April 1946.

British officially re-establish rule in Singapore.