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Today in World War II History—August 12, 1941

Australian troops in a foxhole with Bren gun near Tobruk, Libya, Aug 1941 (Australian War Memorial: 009510)

Australian troops in a foxhole with Bren gun near Tobruk, Libya, Aug 1941 (Australian War Memorial: 009510)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 12, 1941: Six thousand Polish troops land at besieged Tobruk, relieving Australians.

Japanese-Canadians are required to carry registration cards with thumbprint and photo.

Art from the National Gallery in London is placed in the Manod Quarry for safekeeping.

Movie premiere of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, starring Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, and Lana Turner.

MGM movie poster for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)

MGM movie poster for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1941 (public domain via Wikipedia)