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Today in World War II History—August 14, 1944

French civilians welcome US troops in Normandy, 14 August 1944. (US National Archives)
French civilians welcome US troops in Normandy, 14 August 1944. (US National Archives)

75 Years Ago—August 14, 1944: Canadian, Polish, and US troops form the Falaise pocket in France, partially surrounding Germans.

The US War Production Board allows the production of some civilian goods to resume in preparation for the November elections.

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