Today in World War II History—Aug. 22, 1940 & 1945
Saturday, August 22, 2020 by Sarah Sundin
80 Years Ago—Aug. 22, 1940: First cross-Channel artillery duel—Germans bombard Dover and British reply.
75 Years Ago—Aug. 22, 1945: In Manchuria, Japanese surrender to Soviets, and the Soviets seize Port Arthur.
Japanese forces at Mille Atoll in the Marshall Islands surrender aboard destroyer escort USS Levy, the first voluntary Japanese handover of an island.
Yugoslavia orders all farmland over 75 acres to be confiscated and given to partisan fighters.