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Today in World War II History—September 18, 1941

Czechoslovakian Gen. Alois Eliáš, before 1928 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Czechoslovakian Gen. Alois Eliáš, before 1928 (public domain via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 18, 1941: USSR conscripts all men ages 16-50.

In Prague, Gen. Alois Eliáš, prime minister of Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, who is working with the resistance, poisons three collaborationist journalists; one dies.

Off Tripoli, British submarine Upholder sinks Italian transports Oceania and Neptunia (384/6000 Italian troops killed).