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Today in World War II History—Aug. 23, 1943

Soviet Army engineers building a bridge across the Seversky Donets River, Belgorod, Russia, Aug 1943 (Russian International News Agency: 879)

Soviet Army engineers building a bridge across the Seversky Donets River, Belgorod, Russia, Aug 1943 (Russian International News Agency: 879)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 23, 1943: Soviets take Kharkov, the fourth and final time it changes hands; Germans lose Donets Basin industrial area.

Japanese aircraft bomb Chongqing, China for first time since 1941, also the last major attack on Chongqing.

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