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Today in World War II History—Aug. 11, 1943

Brolo Beach, Sicily, WWII (US Army Center of Military History)

Brolo Beach, Sicily, WWII (US Army Center of Military History)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 11, 1943: Germans and Italians begin the successful evacuation of 100,000 soldiers from Sicily to mainland Italy.

US Seventh Army makes amphibious landings at Brolo on Sicily’s north shore, but fails to cut off German retreat.

Movie premiere of Heaven Can Wait, starring Gene Tierney & Don Ameche.

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