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Today in World War II History—September 25, 1939 & 1944

German Heinkel He 111 bomber over Warsaw, September 1939 (public domain via WW2 Database)

German Heinkel He 111 bomber over Warsaw, September 1939 (public domain via WW2 Database)

80 Years Ago—September 25, 1939: German Luftwaffe drops incendiary bombs on Warsaw, Poland.

Germany issues new ration cards: 1 lb. meat, 5 lb. bread, ¾ lb. fats, ¾ lb. sugar, and 1 lb. coffee or ersatz coffee per week.

Bridge at Arnhem, the Netherlands after the British paratroopers had been driven back, 17-25 Sept 1944 (Imperial War Museum 5404-02 HU 2127)

Bridge at Arnhem, the Netherlands after the British paratroopers had been driven back, 17-25 Sept 1944 (Imperial War Museum 5404-02 HU 2127)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 25, 1944: Operation Market Garden ends as British troops withdraw from Arnhem, Holland; two-thirds of the British paratroopers have been killed or captured.

Free French troops launch assault toward Belfort Gap in France.