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Today in World War II History—September 10, 1939 & 1944

Canadian recruiting poster, WWII

Canadian recruiting poster, WWII

80 Years Ago—September 10, 1939: Canada declares war on Germany.

The Battle of the Atlantic officially begins; this naval battle between the Allies and the Axis will last until V-E Day.

US troops carrying supplies on the Gothic Line (US Army Center of Military History)

US troops carrying supplies on the Gothic Line (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 10, 1944: US First Army liberates Luxembourg.

In Italy, US Fifth Army launches offensive toward Bologna on the German “Gothic Line.”

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