Today in World War II History—August 24, 1943
80 Years Ago—Aug. 24, 1943: Danish resistance group Holger Danske blows up Forum Hall in Copenhagen so it can’t be occupied by German troops for barracks.
Fritz Kolbe of the German Foreign Service meets with US OSS agent Allen Dulles in Bern, Switzerland; he will bring 1600 diplomatic cables to Dulles through July 1944.
Southeast Asia Command is authorized with Adm. Lord Louis Mountbatten as Supreme Allied Commander.