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Today in World War II History—August 30, 1941

Ice forming on 20-inch signal projector on cruiser HMS Sheffield while she escorts an Arctic convoy to Russia, December 1941 (Imperial War Museum: A 6872)

Ice forming on 20-inch signal projector on cruiser HMS Sheffield while she escorts an Arctic convoy to Russia, December 1941 (Imperial War Museum: A 6872)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 30, 1941: Germans sever railway link between Leningrad and the rest of the USSR.

First British Arctic convoy arrives at Arkhangelsk, Russia.