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Today in World War II History—April 30, 1941

Arab Legionnaires guard the landing ground in Transjordan, as RAF Gloster Gladiators refuel on journey from Ismailia, Egypt, to besieged Habbaniya, Iraq, 8 May 1941 (Imperial War Museum: CM 774)

Arab Legionnaires guard the landing ground in Transjordan, as RAF Gloster Gladiators refuel on journey from Ismailia, Egypt, to besieged Habbaniya, Iraq, 8 May 1941 (Imperial War Museum: CM 774)

80 Years Ago—Apr. 30, 1941: Germans occupy all of Greece; final Allied troops are evacuated (50,000 evacuated total).

Iraqi forces surround British air base at Habbaniya, Iraq.

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