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Today in World War II History—Sept. 25, 1943

Bette Davis & John Garfield, founders of the Hollywood Canteen, 1942 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Bette Davis & John Garfield, founders of the Hollywood Canteen, 1942 (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 25, 1943: Soviets take Smolensk and Roslavl, Russia.

Movie premiere of musical Thank Your Lucky Stars; the all-star cast donates their salaries to the Hollywood Canteen.