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Today in World War II History—April 25, 1941

Crew of a British Cruiser Mk IV tank studying a map in the Western Desert, Egypt, 30 Apr 1941 (Imperial War Museum: E 2640)

Crew of a British Cruiser Mk IV tank studying a map in the Western Desert, Egypt, 30 Apr 1941 (Imperial War Museum: E 2640)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 25, 1941: German troops under Gen. Erwin Rommel take Halfaya Pass on Egypt-Libya border and enter Egypt.

President Roosevelt calls Charles Lindbergh a defeatist and likens him to Civil War Copperheads (Northerners who opposed Lincoln).

Movie premiere of musical Ziegfeld Girl, starring James Stewart, Judy Garland, Lana Turner.