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Today in World War II History—August 1, 1944

Polish insurgent fighter Lt. Stanislaw Jankowski and his men right before the start of the Warsaw Uprising, Warsaw, Poland, 1 Aug 1944 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Polish insurgent fighter Lt. Stanislaw Jankowski and his men right before the start of the Warsaw Uprising, Warsaw, Poland, 1 Aug 1944 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—August 1, 1944: US Third Army under Gen. George Patton enters action in France, breaking out of Normandy and entering Brittany.

Warsaw uprising begins: Polish Home Army rises up against the Germans as the Soviets approach.

US secures Tinian in the Mariana Islands.

Manuel Quezon, the first president of the Philippines and the president of the government-in-exile, dies of tuberculosis in New York; replaced by his vice president, Sergio Osmeña.

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