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Today in World War II History—August 31, 1942

Australian troops at Milne Bay, New Guinea, shortly after the unsuccessful Japanese invasion attempt, 1 Oct 1942 (Australian War Memorial: 013335)

Australian troops at Milne Bay, New Guinea, shortly after the unsuccessful Japanese invasion attempt, 1 Oct 1942 (Australian War Memorial: 013335)

80 Years Ago—Aug. 31, 1942: Australians launch offensive against the Japanese at Milne Bay, New Guinea.

A general strike breaks out in Luxembourg as the Germans conscript men ages 20-24.

Canada requires unemployed men and women to take war work.

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