Today in World War II History—August 5, 1942
80 Years Ago—Aug. 5, 1942: Vichy France (not occupied by the Germans) sends its first group of Jews to Drancy in occupied France, where they will be sent to Auschwitz.
Vichy France reduces wine ration to 2 liters per person per week.
Churchill appoints Lt. Gen. William Gott to replace Gen. Claude Auchinleck over British Eighth Army in North Africa.