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Today in World War II History—Sept. 25, 1940 & 1945

Pres. Sergio Osmeña of the Philippines and his family, Malacañang Palace, 1945 (public domain via government of the Philippines, via Wikipedia)

Pres. Sergio Osmeña of the Philippines and his family, Malacañang Palace, 1945 (public domain via government of the Philippines, via Wikipedia)

80 Years Ago—Sept. 25, 1940: In Norway, Nazis ban the constitution and depose the king, and Reichskommissar Josef Terboven is installed as head of government.

Nouméa, New Caledonia sides with the Free French.

75 Years Ago—Sept. 25, 1945: The Nazi party is declared illegal in Germany.

Last Soviet forces depart from Norway.

In the Philippines, Pres. Sergio Osmeña establishes a People’s Court to try collaborators.