Today in World War II History—August 14, 1941
Saturday, August 14, 2021 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Aug. 14, 1941: Roosevelt and Churchill sign the Atlantic Charter declaring general principles for a free postwar world.
Roosevelt announces US will not allow German U-boats to attack British shipping in the Western Hemisphere.
Nazis execute Franciscan priest Maximilian Kolbe, after Kolbe volunteered to replace a condemned man; Kolbe will be canonized; the man he replaced, Franciszek Gajowniczek, survives the war.